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Easter highlights from across Guildford Diocese

Every year we celebrate Easter. It's a key time in both our church and personal calendars. 

And every year the churches and schools in Guildford Diocese come up with new and creative ways to celebrate the life-changing miracle of Jesus’ resurrection. 

We’ve rounded up a few of the different Easter events and activities that took place to share with you. 

Children in St Paul's Church Egham HytheSt Paul’s Church, Egham Hythe welcomed every pupil from both of their parish state primary schools into their church building for a range of Easter activities. 

Over 700 children came through the doors in the two weeks leading up to Easter and cut, stuck, crafted and even foot washed their way through the Easter story. 

Children and Families Mission Enabler, Emma Coy, paid a visit and led pupils from The Hythe Community Primary School on a walk to the upper room for foot washing. 

Meanwhile, the Bishop of Dorking got stuck in helping explain the message of the cross  and his report read “His paper plane making skills are first class!” 

St Paul's Church Easter show photo taken from the back of the hall with a full crowdSt Paul’s in Camberley hosted a theatre show on Good Friday. More than 300 people enjoyed the show. 

The Family Easter Show, by touring theatre company LolBear, is designed for young children to engage them in the Easter story. 

LolBear have singers who have played lead parts in West End musicals and Comedians who headline some of the biggest comedy clubs in the country. 

The hilarious show, featuring penguins and pirates, brought together audience interaction, songs and lots of fun to share the Easter story. 


Have you ever heard of an egg drop as an outreach event?  
St. Peter’s Church Farnborough ran an egg drop around the town centre the weekend before Holy Week. The team of volunteers, made up of adults and children, went out into the town to give chocolate eggs to the Farnborough community; inviting people to Easter events at the church and spreading some Easter joy.   

Watch a video of the egg drop to see just how delighted the people of Farnborough were to receive a surprise Easter treat!  

Schools across the diocese also hosted all sorts of Easter activities. St. Peter’s Junior school in Farnborough thanked St. Peter’s Church for leading them in an Easter Prayer Space. Different prayer stations were set up to help the children to experience the Easter Story in a fun and creative way. The children and teachers enjoyed a “special time of reflection and togetherness.” 


While not everyone would have celebrated with penguins and pirates we know that the creative and varied events that have been hosted across the Diocese this Easter season will have made an impression in many people’s lives.  

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