Easter in the East Clyst Mission Community
We had a very busy Easter period across the Mission Community with a number of services across all 8 of our churches. Clyst Hydon and Cranbrook were lucky enough to get hold of a donkey which they shared. The donkey, Issachar, kindly accompanied by his owner Mike, started the Palm Sunday procession at Clyst Hydon, walking from the village and up the church path where people lined the way suitably dressed for the occasion. After his star turn at Clyst Hydon he travelled to Cranbrook where he was once again star of the show leading the procession around the park before the significance of Palm Sunday was discussed.
Following Palm Sunday, Clyst Hydon held a Maundy Thursday Holy Communion service and Talaton held a particularly moving service of ‘The Last Hour’ on Good Friday.
On Easter Day itself there were a total of 10 services across the 8 churches, keeping both vicars and all the service leaders busy. Of particular note was the Sunrise Service, held at Cranbrook at 6.15am on what was a rather chilly but beautiful morning. There was a fantastic turnout from across the Mission Community considering the time and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. And who can forget Rev. Marc Kerslake launching eggs across a number of our churches with a tennis racket.
There really is something for everyone across our Mission Community from Messy Church at Cranbrook for babies, toddlers and the whole family, the family service on a Sunday afternoon at Broadclyst, Holy Communions and Book of Common prayer services for more traditional church, Cafe church for something a little more relaxed and contemporary to Into the Week and Space services for contemplation.