Norwich Diocese hosts giant Easter egg hunt

Bishop Graham James with a Real Easter Egg

Easter eggs have been hidden in 50 churches around the Diocese of Norwich in the run-up to Easter.

Members of the public are being invited to find the fairtrade Real Easter Eggs - the only Easter eggs on supermarket shelves to tell the Christian meaning of the season.

Speaking of the eggs, the Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham James said: "It is encouraging to hear that many lives have been changed by people receiving a Real Easter Egg.

"It is proof that the events of Easter, including the death and resurrection of Jesus, have the power to open minds, change lives and offer real hope.

"It is also a boost for charitable giving, fairtrade and the work of trade justice. I hope individuals will hunt out a Real Easter Egg this year."

The eggs could be in any of the diocese's nearly 650 churches but the hunt has been made a little easier with a special online map showing participating churches - www.norwich.anglican.org/easteregg 

Members of the public have until 1 April to visit the churches and find where the eggs are hidden. Then they are being asked to take a picture of the egg in its hiding place and either tweet it (@DioceseNorwich) or email it to news@norwich.anglican.org

The person who sends in the most pictures will win an ethical chocolate hamper full of fairtrade goodies.

Speaking of the Easter Egg hunt, the Archdeacon of Norwich, the Venerable Jan McFarlane said: "Everyone loves the challenge of an Easter Egg hunt, and this is a perfect opportunity to combine a fun day out with the opportunity to visit some of our magnificent church buildings, and to see some of the hidden treasures of Norfolk."

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