Good Friday in the Benefice

Easter 2014
Easter 2014
Easter 2014
Easter 2014
Easter 2014
Easter 2014

Good Friday in the Benefice
Lots of crafts – scissors, card, string, wood, clips etc. Lots of children, lots of fun, lots of food and a chance to think again about the events of that first Easter when Jesus died and rose again. A good crowd came along to Barnack Church for the crafts/activities morning on Good Friday morning.

Hymns, background music, real nails and a real cross. These helped our meditations for Good Friday as people met in Bainton Church at noon on Good Friday. We built up a tableau as we considered the events of the crucifixion, finishing with Christian Forshaw’s  powerful arrangement of ‘Mortal Flesh’.

Families, buggies and dogs off for a Good Friday walk from Helpston Church to Ashton over the fields. A large group of us trekked and searched for elements of the Good Friday events along the way. We found a cross, spear, sponge, crown of thorns, a ‘king of the Jews’ sign, and nails and a hammer. Singing ‘were you there when they crucified my Lord?’ As we walked, we arrived in Ashton for hot cross buns and drinks, courtesy of the Jones’ family.
So – lots happened on Good Friday. But Easter Sunday was another, bigger story….