Community creates ‘joyful and colourful’ Easter display

6th April 2021

The benefice of Creech St. Michael, Ruishton and Thornfalcon had an egg-sellent time in the in the run up to Easter, in a community-wide Easter egg decoration project. As well as decorating eggs, members of church and wider community and church community also knitted and crocheted eggs and flowers and over 120 metres of ‘vine’.

Donna Nicholls, Children and Families Worker at Creech, Ruishton and Thornfalcon says, “We have hundreds and hundreds of coloured, painted, collaged eggs along with knitted eggs and knitted flowers on over 120 metres of knitted ‘vine’ decorating the three churches walls...all eggs were decorated, knitted or crocheted by children and adults from the schools, pre-schools, community and church community.

“Lots of community members have loved to see the beautiful eggs ‘dancing’ on the church walls and many have come to see if they can hunt for their own egg in the midst of the many! One community member remarked when walking past that ‘it is a joyful and colourful display, perfect for Easter and lifts the heart!’ All ages took part. The youngest was two and the oldest participant, Elizabeth, 100, commented that she really enjoyed it as she hadn't coloured since she was a child. It was a real comunity effort and was joyful to see on Easter Sunday.”