A note on Seeds

Appendix to Creativity in Worship by Paul Alexander, published in 1990 by the Daybreak imprint of Darton, Longman and Todd. Paul was an associate director of Seeds from 1982 to 1990, acting as the first executive director to run workshops for the charity.

Extract

The Seeds organisation was founder in 1982 in response to a need for a renews spirit of creativity in the Church. It was the brainchild of the Revd Michael Farmery and his wife Margaret whose vision was to bring professional artists who were also Christians into the Church to encourage creativity within it.

Since that time Seeds artists have held workshops in churches and with people of all denominations throughout the UK. The artists themselves come from many different Christian backgrounds, but they share the same understanding of the vital role that creative disciplines can play in reviving liturgy and energising worship.

Seeds has worked with individual church groups, or with individuals from various churches. It has also worked in schools, prisons, theological colleges, retreat houses and with ministers in post-ordination training and mid-service training groups. It aims to serve to Church as a whole and not one section of it. The expertise of its members covers a field as wide as that of creativity itself; from theatre to music, film and video to journalism, communication and counselling skills. It is a resource service that puts itself at the service of the Church in both a training and consultative capacity.