Easter and Lent

Easter and Lent Articles

Bible Quest – Holy Week

What's the story behind Holy Week?

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Bible Quest – Holy Week

What's the story behind Holy Week?

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The week before Easter Sunday is known as ‘Holy Week’. It begins with Jesus entering the Holy City of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, greeted by excited crowds waving branches. A few days later, Jesus has been found guilty of crimes against Rome and dies on […]

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Bible Quest – Holy Week

What is so important for Christians about Holy Week and Easter?

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Easter is the most important Christian festival. It is the time that Christians remember Jesus’ crucifixion, when he died on the cross, and his resurrection, when he came back to life. These series of  films are the Bible’s  account of some of the key events […]

Bible Quest – Holy Week and Easter

What is so important about Easter for Christians?

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Bible Quest – Holy Week and Easter

What is so important about Easter for Christians?

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Easter is the most important Christian festival. It is the time that Christians remember Jesus’ crucifixion, when he died on the cross, and his resurrection, when he came back to life. These short films are the Bible’s  account of some of the key events that […]

Shrove Tuesday

What do pancakes have to do with Easter?

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Shrove Tuesday

What do pancakes have to do with Easter?

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‘Pancake Day’ happens at the beginning of Lent – the season leading up to Easter Day. For Christians, Lent is a time of giving things up. So Pancake Day – or Shrove Tuesday as it is properly called – is the last chance to treat yourself to […]

Getting ready for Shrove Tuesday

What ingredients do you need to make Pancakes?

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Getting ready for Shrove Tuesday

What ingredients do you need to make Pancakes?

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Enjoy this fun film that shows Andi and Jack helping Granddad out by doing his shopping and at the same time buying the ingredients to make pancakes.

Make an Easter Garden

Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter Garden?

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Make an Easter Garden

Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter Garden?

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Making an Easter Garden is a fun and easy way to find out more about what happened at the first Easter and why it is so important to Christians. Watch this film to hear the Easter story and to find out how to make an […]

Easter Story Drag and Drop Game

Can you retell the Easter story?

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Easter Story Drag and Drop Game

Can you retell the Easter story?

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Easter is one of the most important times of the year for Christians. It is a time when they remember Jesus dying on the cross and celebrating him coming back to life on Easter Day. But can you remember what other things happened during the […]

Easter eggs

What has chocolate got to do with Easter?

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Easter eggs

What has chocolate got to do with Easter?

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Have you ever eaten an Easter egg? Which is your favourite kind? On Easter Sunday, lots of people tuck into their chocolate eggs. But why do we give each other eggs at Easter? What do eggs have to do with the Easter story? On Good […]

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The Easter Story Pairs Game

What is so important about Easter?

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Easter is one of the most important times of the year for Christians. It is a time when they remember Jesus dying on the cross and celebrating him coming back to life on Easter Day. As you play the Easter Story Pairs Game you can […]

Lent today

How are Christians learning to 'do Lent generously'?

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Lent today

How are Christians learning to 'do Lent generously'?

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For hundreds of years Christians have given things up over Lent. People ate pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to use up all the unhealthy treats in the cupboard before they went through 40 days of ‘fasting’ – or going without. But many Christians today are choosing to […]