More than 40 young people took part in this year’s Good Friday Children’s Arts and Craft Event, which was facilitated by the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe’s Children’s Ministry Officer, Kirsty Lynch.
The event took place in the Cathedral Hall in Raphoe, where the children, their parents and guardians were welcomed by the Dean of Raphoe, Very Rev Arthur Barrett. The gathering was open to children of all faiths and none.
Kirtsy recounted the Easter story to the children, before involving them in arts and crafts activities which reinforced what they had learnt. These included using chocolate cakes, crystal sugar, biscuits and sweets to depict a miniature version of Calvary and the tomb in which Our Lord was laid.
Those present got a sneak preview of a papier mâché recreation of Christ’s tomb, which will feature in St Eunan’s Cathedral’s Easter Sunday play. The artwork was made by the Sunday School teacher, Cynthia Parke.