The Easter Cross

As part of the Easter celebrations my local parish church erects a wooden cross and adorns it with flowers. This is done by the congregation just before the Easter morning service. I think it is a lovely idea and little children bring flowers to place on the Easter Cross. The Church ‘Flower Ladies’ help to adorn the cross with the flowers.

The top photo was taken by me on Easter Monday after I had returned home from my weekend in Lincoln. Unfortunately it was in shadow by the time I got there.  The photo below (not taken by me) shows my Mum and and a friend of hers after they (along with two other helpers) had finished placing the flowers on the cross. I think the cross looks particularly beautiful this year and it seems I am not the only one. As I was taking photographs a lady walked past and said to me “Isn’t that the most beautiful thing you have seen all day?”

Easter Cross 2015 - All Saints Church, Wellington

Photo from  All Saints Wellington Facebook page.

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 7th 2015

10 Responses to “The Easter Cross”

  1. ....peter:) says:

    i think that it is a wonderful custom of decorating a simple cross with flowers for Easter Sunday Cherie… i like this….peter:)

    thanks for all of your comments today….peter”_

  2. Ginnie says:

    Your mum gives wonderful scale to this delightful cross, Cherry. I love this tradition!

  3. Ayush says:

    great idea to get kids involved in this process. the flowers on the cross look beautiful.

  4. james higham says:

    Certainly is, Cherie.

  5. J_on_tour says:

    Specific views and scenes always present a problem at times of the day when one can be available, although it works well in it’s own right considering the church is sunlit. Looked up your church link and nice to see it is active and friendly.

    • CherryPie says:

      Thanks J, I do quite like the photo as it stands :-) I would also have liked to capture the cross so the colours of the flowers could be seen properly. If I am not away next year, I will have to remember to take the photograph earlier in the day.

      It is a very active church as are the catholic and methodist churches which are nearby.