TM Easter Celebrations in Cornwall
In these turbulent times, the TM Easter Celebrations across Cornwall offer hope. Hope that Jesus can be our source of strength, comfort and peace. From Easter Explorations for primary schoolchildren, to sunrise services, fun days and camps. There is something for everyone from the TM teams across Cornwall.
In Camborne, throughout Holy Week the focus is on the Cross. There will be art and musical reflections, prayer and Taizé. They are also Walks of Witness on Good Friday, carrying the cross to Camborne town centre as well as at Praze and PenPonds. Plus a walk on the North Cliffs. On Easter Sunday, everyone is invited to a Sunrise Service at Gwaridir an Tanses (Beacon Recreation Ground).
At All Saints Highertown (ASH) the TM team have arranged a Christian Seder Meal on Maundy Thursday. The Seder is a feast that includes reading, drinking wine, telling stories, eating special foods, singing, and other Passover traditions. A Seder Meal is held after nightfall on the first night of Passover (and the second night if you live outside of Israel), and represents the anniversary of the Jewish people’s miraculous exodus from Egyptian slavery more than 3,000 years ago. For Christians it represents the honouring of Jesus’ words at the supper he had with friends on the night before he died.
There will also be two sunrise events. A Sunrise Service at Porthtowan and an Easter Sunrise Prayer walk across Dudman Farm (followed by bacon sandwiches).
Over in Falmouth, the team were busy before schools broke up inviting the local primary schools to Explore Easter. Children were encouraged through a film and activities to explore questions like Why Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday? Why do they believe Jesus is the Messiah? What sort of King is He? And what He do to save people. They have also launched a series of short reflections on Facebook and have a reflective worship service at Huddle in the evening on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday, there will be a sunrise service on the beach at Maenporth, followed by a barbecue breakfast.
TM St Austell
In St Austell, they have planned an Agape Supper on Maundy Thursday. On Good Friday Churches Together will gather for a community event in Aylmer Square. There will be live music, craft activities and a re-telling of the Easter story. This is followed by an Hour at the Cross within Holy Trinity and St Levans, Porthpean. On Holy Saturday, the team will be busy again with a free community event to that includes a bouncy castle, craft activities, tea and cake, and Easter egg trail.
In Liskeard, the Easter weekend celebrations include a Maundy Thursday Meal, Good Friday meditations and a Churches together event on The Parade. On Sunday there will be a sunrise service at the top of Caradon Hill, followed by an Easter Celebration and Communion at St Martins. The team is also running a multimedia project for young people, called Liskeard Speaks 2, offering young people the chance to write and record a song and make a music video.
Whatever you’re doing this Easter, the hope in the resurrection is the greatest gift you could share.