2017 Easter Sunday service at St. John's Chelmorton
Dry morning under grey clouds as folk, local and campers walked up Main Street for the Easter Sunday service. As has become tradition in Chelmorton it was time for an Easter Egg hunt. Vicar John Fountain and reader David Race conducted the service with an Ionian flair. Stage fright when youngsters were asked to volunteer. Volunteer for the cross.
Not today said church warden Irene Ottey. Vicar John told the Easter story with a timber cross, a green hammer and nails, hammering nails in to the wood. Turning to the light he had a giant pearl, when cut open by one of the youngsters a cross was found inside. Eucharist over it was time to find the Palm Sunday cross markers both inside and outside the church, Children, and adults then reported to Jill Fountain to swap the palm cross markers for Easter eggs, it was smiles all around as the congregation left St Johns for the return down Main Street on Easter Sunday 2017.