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TOAST - the first bites!

Holy Trinity School Halstead was the first to host this new style worship back in March on Saturday 24th. A lively crowd enjoyed the gathering in the School Hall in a fresh and celebratory style.

The 2nd bite of TOAST was enjoyed at St Andrew's School, Halstead in May when every chair was filled and processions of joyous dancing waving rhubarb stalks and balloons was enjoyed by all!

TOAST has continued regularly and now aims for a monthly meeting each 3rd Saturday of the month [excluding August and December] in St Andrew's School, Mathews Close, HALSTEAD, Essex, CO9 2BH- check the next dates on our Events page.

Lots going on at TOAST
Rhubarb waving Procession with Clowns!
If this all sounds rather obscure, you will just have to come to the next one to find out how it works! See our Events Diary

Visitors to TOAST are greeted by fresh coffee, tea, biscuits and usually jam doughnuts but always something yummy to nibble! Everyone has a name badge which makes it easy to chat and feel included.

TOAST is often visited by a great fun bunch of clowns who act and tell stories and wave banners! Banner waving Clowns at TOAST
TOAST band

The band is made up of anyone who can play an instrument and would like to join in. All ages and stages welcome. Just contact Geoff Bayliss and he will supply some music for you and make sure you feel welcome.

No need to commit to coming along every time - the more the merrier but no commitment!

Email Geoff at

At the most recent TOAST we had a puppet show! They are likely to visit again so show up early and make sure you tell us you'd like a go! Puppets at TOAST
Prayers at TOAST
No worries about lots of long prayers at TOAST. This way is fun and creative and very meaningful too. We write our prayers and collect them together. We then pray for all the prayers together.