Families invited to join in parish church Easter trail

A special Easter trail for children and families is running in the Quarrington area.

Dropping off painted pebbles at St Botolphs Easter garden, Jake and Mia, Sophie and Phoebe, with Rev Mark Thomson and churchwarden Sally-Anne Caunter. EMN-210504-103434001

Launched with the St Botolph’s Tiddlywinks social group for young children and parents, it will run until April 11. Starting at the Rectory, 5 Spire View, Quarrington, youngsters collect a map and follow the trail, stopping at eggs along the way. Children must arrange the letters collected to make a well-known phrase from the Bible about what happened on Easter Day.

Rev Mark Thomson explained it was a follow up to their “Follow the Star” trail at Christmas. The trail, with treats along the way, ends at St Botolph’s Church and children are invited to bring a painted pebble to put in the Easter Garden.

The Co-op on London Road and customers have donated eggs for local children too, some of which were presented by Rev Thomson to Quarrington Pre-School on Grantham Road.

Children at Quarrington Pre-school with Rev Mark Thomson (left) and churchwarden Sally-Anne Caunter (right) from St Botolph’s Church and Shirley Hardy (centre) from the Pre-school. EMN-210504-155747001

The church also put together Easter gift bags for 40 elderly or recently bereaved people, containing hot cross buns, an Easter egg, a palm cross, biscuits and an Easter card.

Rev Mark Thomson presents Easter goodies to Quarrington resident John Caunter. EMN-210504-155726001
Rev Mark Thomson accpts a cheque for £200 donated by Quarrington Co-op and its customers toward easter goodies for local children and residents. EMN-210504-155737001