Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Easter in Merrow with Burpham

Stations of the Cross painted by St Thomas of Canterbury School
Below is a report from St Pius X Merrow with Burpham, Surrey part of Guildford, Rydes Hill and Merrow Parish :
"Every class at St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School in Merrow painted a different Station of the Cross, starting with reception and progressing up the school, with year 6 doing “The taking down from the Cross” and “The Lying in the Tomb”. The 14 stations were then displayed around St Pius X Church. They were used for a children's stations on Good Friday morning, in a packed church full of families, who all enjoyed hot cross buns after the service.

The Paschal Candle was painted in acrylics by Gillian Elsom, a parishioner, with beautiful pictures of wild flowers, a butterfly, fish and a rainbow. The significance of these symbols was explained on a card at the foot of the candle.

After Easter Sunday morning Mass the children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt in the fields of nearby St Peter’s school. The children’s liturgy group also held a Family Gathering on a recent Saturday afternoon, and plan to try and do something every 3 months.

All our Easter services were led with enthusiasm by Fr Alan Sharpe, whose first Easter it was as a Catholic priest."

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