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Why an Easter Garden?
The Bible tells us that, early on the first day of the week, 2 days after Jesus’ crucifixion, Mary Magdalene and some of Jesus’ other disciples came to the tomb, to anoint Jesus’ body with spices for burial. They found the tomb empty and were very distressed. The account in John 20 says that Mary mistakes the risen Jesus for the gardener…but as he says her name ‘Mary’ she recognises him and runs to tell the other disciples that He is Risen! So, gardens, flowers, new life and signs of hope and growth are all important images in this celebration.
The aim of the project is to help us remember the joy of the resurrection, to add a community feel to our Easter celebrations, to encourage people outside safely and to focus on telling the wonderful story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection as the real meaning of Easter, involving all ages!