The Rising Stars is a group of actors whose purpose is to support our Parish Mission Statement: “To know Christ and make him known in word and deed.” Throughout the liturgical year, The Rising Stars present skits, dramatic readings, monologues and dialogues to help tell God’s story and ours. For special Sundays we try to give a new voice to the familiar stories and engage the congregation in different ways, to think about the meaning of the scriptures for our lives today. This group allows many parishioners to engage with their faith in new ways, to explore and extend their creativity, and to be emboldened to show their faith in action. The Lectionary Readers also bring the Gospels to life by presenting scripted versions of the Good Friday and Passion Sunday readings. At Pentecost scripture is read in up to 9 languages with all the vigour of that first momentous Christian Pentecost.