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Hats of all shapes and sizes proved a hit, even with our Easter Bunny. Pictures by Phil Balding.

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Above and below: The chocolate fountain proved a big success on the day.

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Decorating Easter Bunny biscuits proved too tempting.

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There was also a delicious array of cakes on offer in St Mary's Church on Saturday.

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Above and below: Youngsters finds out more about the Parish Patchwork.

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Hat's the way to do it! 

The latest activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, proved a smash hit on Saturday (April 13th), with 96 adults and 68 children coming through the doors to take part.

Hats of all shapes and sizes were worn by both adults and children alike for our Easter Bonnet Parade during the morning, which had the theme of Easter Egg-stravaganza.

There was chocolate galore as everyone enjoyed our Chocolate Fountain and our Easter Egg Hunt. And there was plenty to keep everyone amused with our Eggheads Quiz, chance to decorate eggs, chance to decorate Easter Bunny biscuits, plus our usual fun and games, creative prayer area, the chance to learn how to play chess, to enjoy our story time session with Keith Wilson plus chance to make Holy Week cards and Easter Egg cards and to take part in our Parish Patchwork sewing project.

There was also a chance to enjoy our adult sketching/chatting group, art for children, face-painting, our Riddle Table and book swap and making giant bubbles with Hattie the clown proved popular once more.
 
And, for those who never miss a photo opportunity there was chance to have a picture taken with our Giant Easter Bunny, who handed out chocolate goodies to the children. There was also an impressive display by Melton in Bloom detailing work undertaken by its volunteers around St Mary's Church. Volunteers are always needed and welcome. Email meltoninbloom@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

And, for those with a head for heights, there was chance to get a bird's eye view of Melton Mowbray with a trip to the top of St Mary's Church tower. There was also chance to enjoy tea, coffee or juice and cake, to sit and read the day's newspapers or to just sit and chat.
Our mornings run from 10.30am until 12noon, and finish with a short act of worship at 11.45am.

Special thanks go to everyone who helped in any way to make the morning such a huge success and to everyone who came along to support the event.

Don't miss our next activities morning on May 11th which has the theme Could you be The Greatest Showman? For more details click here.

Please note: All our Saturday activities mornings are FREE and everyone is welcome. 

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Our giant games proved as popular as ever.

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Easter egg prayers in our creative prayer area.

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The impressive display detailing work undertaken by Melton in Bloom around St Mary's Church.

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Making giant bubbles with Hattie the clown proved great fun.

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Some of the books on offer in our book swap.

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It was good to see so many people inside St Mary's Church on Saturday.

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Our Easter Egg hunt proved a big success inside the church.

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Above and below: Having fun decorating Easter Bunny biscuits.

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Youngsters having fun in the art corner run by Terry Ide...


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... and the adult sketching/chatting group run by his wife Jan is also proving popular.

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Lisa Taylor and Tom Styles with our Easter Bunny.

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Sue Elliott had fun running the egg decorating table on Saturday.

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What do you do when you get fed up wearing an Easter Bonnet?

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Make your dad wear it instead, of course!

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Time for a story with Keith Wilson.

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Room for one more! Our giant games were a big hit.

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Our Easter Bonnet parade moves through the North Transept in St Mary's Church.

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You can join in the fun at any age at St Mary's Church.

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Where did you get that hat! Shirley Harris puts on the style and receives a chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny below.

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St Mary's Church was a hive of activity on Saturday morning.

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Above and below: Pictures taken during the short act of worship at the end.

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Phil Balding, 13/04/2019

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