Eaton churches creatively mark Good Friday
Two Norwich churches came together to involve families in an unusual arts and crafts based Good Friday celebration earlier this month.
On Friday 6 April, the churches of St Andrew’s Eaton and Christ Church Eaton got together to host a morning workshop of craft, celebration and reflection on the theme of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The event started with small groups being given a tour of the Stations of the Cross designed by local artist Martin Cottam.
Families were then invited to participate in various craft activities including creating Easter cards, Easter baskets, prayer cards, an altar hanging using ribbons (pictured), Peg People and play dough. They enjoyed cakes and hot cross buns served by the Mothers Union.
The event was concluded by a short service led by Children, Young People and Families Worker for St Andrews
, Andrea Woods
, Lay Reader
, Alistair Bolt
and Rev Phil Rodd
, Vicar of St Andrew’s, Eaton
Andrea Woods said: “Families were asked to pray using the Peg People they had made by placing them on a makeshift road to Calvary, created by teenager Elli Rodd.
“Alistair then led an interactive reading using ribbons. Every person in the 91 strong congregation had a ribbon and was asked to join in with some actions, as the story based on Mark 15 and 16 was read aloud.”
Families went away with a card which included a quote from John Chapter 3 v 16 and some activities to do together to help them to remember the real meaning of Easter.