St. Peter’s Church on the Antrim Road in Belfast put on some special events during Holy Week, led by their Children’s and Family worker Frank Dillon.
Frank is passionate about engaging with local families and welcoming them into the church. He provides engaging, family friendly events to encourage local families to feel part of the church family at St. Peter’s.
Here he describes what went on during Holy week.
Here at St Peter’s we had two days during Holy week that we celebrated with our Families and Children. The First of these days was Maundy Thursday, where we had our very own Messy Church. This was a great day, with around 20 Children attending with their parents and Grandparents. We had a time of worship and a talk led by Bethan Millar, Children’s Intern at Greenisland Church of Ireland. We were talking about the real meaning of Easter with the families, and with a large cross made from cardboard, we drew and wrote prayer to God and placed them in the cross. This day ended with us all sharing a meal and fellowship together!
Our second day took place on Good Friday, again we had about 20 Children! We talked about the events of Good Friday in the Church building in the form of a Skit, which the children and parents really enjoyed. Then came the fun part, the Easter Egg hunt! Over 70 eggs were donated generously by our parishioners to make this happen and the Children loved it! Some even went home with prizes!