Garden and crafts to mark Easter

St. Mary�"s Church, Eastwood have made an Easter garden, pictured are Amy Noon with Daughter Luna-Mae Noon, 19 months, Dorothy White, Amie Flowers with Son Tommy Flowers, 18 months and Shelby White with Son Archie James Metcalf, 20 months
St. Mary�"s Church, Eastwood have made an Easter garden, pictured are Amy Noon with Daughter Luna-Mae Noon, 19 months, Dorothy White, Amie Flowers with Son Tommy Flowers, 18 months and Shelby White with Son Archie James Metcalf, 20 months

An ‘Easter garden’ was built at St Mary’s Church last weekend to depict the story of Jesus’ crucification and resurrection.

Church member Dorothy Wright built a tomb to show where Jesus went following his death, and included the stone which had been rolled away, symbolising his resurrection.

She then invited children from the church’s Sunday School to plant flowers on top of the grave on Good Friday.

Mrs Wright said: “It’s the first year we have done it and we’re really pleased with it.

“It’s been lovely to do something outside to get people talking about Easter when they pass. If it’s inside the church not as many people see it.

“The children planted Pansies, Primulas, Daisies and Forget Me Nots. It was lovely.

“I’m going to do it again next year but before Easter weekend to get more people along and more people talking about it. It will also allow more time for school children to visit.”

The church also hosted a special Easter crafts session on Wednesday of this week.

‘Messy Church’, held once a month, was given an Easter theme and children made Easter eggs, Easter bunnies and other various crafts.

Mrs Wright said the Easter crafts went down brilliantly with local families.

“It was amazing. There was 101 people altogether!,” she said.

“It went really well. They were decorating different eggs and biscuits and all sorts.”

Members of St Mary’s Church joined other church members for a special ‘churches altogether’ event on Good Friday.

Representatives from every church in Eastwood, Newthorpe and Greasley walk through Eastwood and meet outside the library for a service and hot cross buns.