Chocolate Crazy at CountryTastic13 Apr 2015 By Sam Setchell
500 Fairtrade chocolate Easter eggs were given away at the Church Stand at this year’s CountryTastic Show.
Along with the chocolate eggs, over 600 plastic eggs were decorated, 400 chicks made and 100 cards decorated. There were also 50 live chicks, less than a day old on the stand to be held and stroked! By completing the activities, families learnt about the real meaning of Easter.
On completing one of the craft activities, children received a fair-trade chocolate egg from members of the diocesan Children’s Council (young people aged 7-12 who attend churches across Worcestershire and Dudley). Many believe that Easter eggs represent the stone that sealed Jesus’ tomb, as well as being symbols of hope and new life.
The Diocese of Worcester is one of 42 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.
From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester.
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