Manna feature: Sharing the Easter story

28th February 2024

Easter story

With Easter falling at the end of March this year, preparations are well underway for some creative celebrations across Bath and Wells during Holy Week – in our churches, in our schools, as well as in our homes and outdoor spaces.

Suzi Darwin, Children and Youth Worker at St Swithin’s, Bath is one of the organisers of an event designed to share the good news by recreating the wonder of the Easter story in the city’s Victoria Park, in the area below the Royal Crescent. 

Between 2pm and 4pm on Good Friday, Suzi and other volunteers from six Bath churches, will be holding the Easter Adventure in the Park. At stations dotted around the park they will be telling stories and engaging children in a range of ways, from waving palms to mark Jesus’s journey into Jerusalem to sharing squash and biscuits at a Last Supper. 

She explains, “Last year’s event was really lovely, with people from different churches getting involved and acting out the Easter story at churches around the city. Around 100 people joined in with the event last year, some who regularly attend church and some who don't, including some families who attend our church toddler group.

“This year’s event is going to be very interactive. The children can get fully involved and at the end we hope to be able to give them an Easter egg and a Bible. By holding it in Victoria Park we hope that even more people can join us - and can meet and come to know Jesus.”

You can find out what your church has planned for Holy Week by visiting 

Looking for something creative to do at home to engage with the Easter story? Why not download our Easter Bible Chat Mat at

This article first featured in the March issue of the Manna mailing.
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