For the last few years the parish has provided an interactive opportunity to experience the Easter Story. The event is held on a Saturday close to the end of the Spring Term, and is always at St. Michael’s Church Brereton.
All the pupils at the local primary schools are invited to come along with their parents or grandparents. We provide a range of Easter craft activities and refreshments in the church hall.
Small groups of around 10 are taken on a journey back in time to the outskirts of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, following in Jesus’ footsteps. Their journey continues through the main events of Holy Week & at each location they hear from an eye witness & have the chance to ask questions. They travel to the foot of the cross and the empty tomb and finish with a scene that explains the link to the weekly celebration of Holy Communion in our churches.
The characters in the story are members of our congregations and we always involve some of our young people in the scenes. This is a more solemn event than our Stable Trail at St. Augustine’s in December, but is an important part of our community outreach. All those attend, whether regular churchgoers or those attending for the first time are touched by the experience & report a greater understanding of the Easter Story.
Sue Whitehouse, Schools Worker
The gardener explains what has happened at Gethsemane
The Upper Room after Jesus & the disciples had left
A special thank you to our cast