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Prayer Maze

St Mary's, 28 March 2007

On Wednesday 28 March the children from St Mary's Junior School were invited to visit the Prayer Maze.  The children were shown a presentation of the Prestbury Passion Play (2005) to remind them of the story of the events of the first Easter.  They then explored 12 bases around the church and the children could go round as many as they liked and take as long as the liked.  Each taught us something of the Easter story.



Easter Prayer Maze

ON WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH children from the Junior School came to St Mary’s church for a Prayer Maze. The previous day the Infant School had experienced a slightly different Prayer Maze, with stations more suited to their age. Some stations from the Junior Maze were set up again on Palm Sunday afternoon.

These comments are from Junior School children aged eight to nine years:

  • I think the Prayer Maze was very enjoyable and would do it again next year. It made me think, that why would you betray a friend for money? James W
  • I thought the activity where you had to make the rainbow with the crystals and the torch was the best but I also enjoyed the one where you got to eat chocolate mini-eggs. I really enjoyed waving the flags while singing Our God is a great big God. Amelia M
  • My favourite was the fossil one because it shows that we are all different. Overall it was great. Samuel E
  • My favourite Prayer Maze station was the one that had bread because it reminded me of the last supper. (no name)
  • My favourite prayer maze station was the one where you got to write down something then stick it on the road, because you get to know who other people could be having feelings for. Overall I thought it was brilliant, because it really brought over the real meaning of Easter. Christopher
  • I really enjoyed shredding my bad thoughts away. It felt really good getting them out of my head and into the shredder and making a fresh start. Kirsty W
  • My favourite station was the one where you had to wash someone’s hands because we got to think what it was like to be Jesus and how he felt washing somebody’s feet. Overall I thought it was amazing. Kathryn
  • I liked everything because I don’t normally go to church. It made me think about Jesus on the cross and when he rose. Chloe L

For the washing of hands ....... Temptation of money

Photographs by Fr Michael and Brian Wood

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