Pictures for promo position
Tea for visiting church group
Lunchtime at Tuesday Tots Xtra
Painting easter egg cards
The Woodstock Walkers
We believe and trust in God, who loves us all.
We believe and trust in Jesus, who showed us what love means.
We believe and trust in the Holy Spirit, who helps us to love in return.
Ever since 2008, pupils in Year 7 at the Marlborough School have spent some time engaging with images of Christ from around the world. The students look at the images and are asked to choose one. They are then invited to respond to that image in some way or other, whether through poetry or through drawing their own version. Every year, the exercise prompts interesting discussion about the pictures and encourages the young people to focus on Jesus at Easter time as well as to reflect on a variety of styles of art and why an artist would choose to portray Jesus in that particular way.
Holy Week and Easter was celebrated in a variety of ways within our community.
On Palm Saturday, we had our regular Easter Fun Day when about a dozen children shared together in games, craft activities and a retelling of the Easter story. We created an Easter Garden, decorated biscuits, and made bead crosses, Easter chicks and a Holy Week calendar wheel. Great fun was had by all, both children and adults alike!
With Easter 2013 barely over, members of the churches in Woodstock and Bladon are already making plans for next year. These involve drawing on the whole community to put on an outdoor Passion Play using various venues around the centre of Woodstock. Plans are still at a very early stage but more details can be found on the Passion Play website and you can keep up-to-date via Twitter and Facebook.
give us a wisdom before we speak,
understanding while we listen,
sensitivity towards those we meet,
and the perspective of your kingdom,
in which to see the things of earth.
In Christ's name we ask it.