Larkfield and East Malling Methodist Church New Hythe Lane, Larkfield Kent ME20 6PN
Contact: Sylvia firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvia Ratcliff: SE Regional Coordinator Christian Dance Fellowship of
Britain, BA. Cert Ed (Dance), Dip SpLD. member of FCD and Laban Guild.
Bristol & West and South Wales
I am Marie Bensley and I have been the coordinator for the Bristol and West region for over 15 years.
I love to teach about Worship dance and have led many workshops that have enabled people with little or no
experience to enter in to the freedom and joy of dance to the Lord. I have led workshops for Kingsway's
Worship Together, also their Children's Ministry, for Spring Harvest, The Salvation Army and many church groups
all over GB.
For the past 12 years I and a small team from B&W have run two CDFB mid week Dance in Worship breaks at
BRUNEL MANOR in Devon. The team enable us to have many kinds of dance, Flags, ribbons, staffs, contemporary,
ballet, Messianic, Prophetic and free dance.
We have taught and represented the International Christian Dance fellowship in Australia, South Africa,
the USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, Scotland, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.
As a region we hold two major regional days a year. One in Thornbury and the other in Taunton.
There are 13 Bristol and West Area reps so there are other smaller workshops being held over the region during
the year. We produce two newsletters a year and information about the workshops is given.
I am passionate about using FLAGS, streamers, and ribbons in worship, after being introduced to it in 1994 by
My husband Andrew and I, as well as dancing ballroom, are the owners and directors of
KINGDOM DANCE RESOURCES.
We make and sell dance resources to facilitate Worship Dance. Someone described it as "Beautifying the Bride of
We live in Watchet, Somerset, our church is a Partners in Harvest Charismatic church in Taunton.
I have a small dance group at church and we are able to dance freely in every service.
I also play the organ once a month for our local village church service. To add to our joy we have also
become Grandparents to two delightful twin girls!
Our regional day in November was ‘Prepare the Way of the Lord’ looking towards Advent – thinking of
Christ’s birth, his presence in our lives through the Holy Spirit and looking to the horizon of his
return and how that affects the way we live. We were ably led by Lena Wood and Julie Latham in two
very different and enjoyable workshops.
Ingrid is now moving to the south west and at the AGM there was much discussion about how the region
could continue and develop. We were thrilled, not only by Janet Booth’s offer to take on the role of
regional coordinator, but also several others offering to help share the various tasks involved,
including Sue Sutherland as Treasurer. We feel very blessed by their willingness to respond to God’s call.
If you live in the region, or are just visiting, we would love to see you.
Please contact me for details of what’s on;
Janet Booth email@example.com
In September 2014 we ran a dance day that focused on the theme of Butterflies of Beauty.
During the day we explored the lifecycle of a butterfly and how each of us are created to develop,
grow and fly in an individual day. We finished the day putting a dance together to 'Create in Me'
by Rend Collective, a song with brilliant words for this theme.
The CDFB is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee, number: 5466472, and as a charity, number: 1115037.
Registered Office: Sunset Hallows, 21 Admirals Close, Watchet TA23 0QD