THERE was a good turnout for the Crediton Congregational Church Easter service, which was held in the Town Square on Sunday, April 9.

More than 200 people took part in the event where there was music from a live band, Easter egg racing and children’s craft activities.

Sarah Preece, one of the Leadership Team at the church said: “The sun was shining and the atmosphere was energetic and joyful as people of all ages came together to celebrate the possibility and hope that can be found in the story of the resurrection of Jesus.

“The service included songs from the live band, a time of prayer and reflection, retelling the Easter story as recorded in the Bible (John 20:1-18) and children had the opportunity to do an Easter craft activity as well as their brilliant dancing/actions in the songs, and an egg and spoon race!

“James Gregory (senior pastor at the church) encouraged us all to consider how God may be at work in our lives today, even if we’re only just perhaps beginning to realise it. ‘Could it be that God is with us, trying to help us with our sadness, wanting to listen to us process all that has happened to us, inviting us into His joy? And waiting for us to come to the realisation that it’s Him, that He is with us and wants to help us and walk with us?’”

For more information about Crediton Congregational Church please visit: or go along and join in at 10.30am on Sundays - whatever your story, you are welcome!

Crediton Congregational Church will be holding an outdoor service at Shobrooke Park on Sunday, May 21, at 11am.

People of all ages are invited to go along and perhaps take a picnic lunch to have after the service.