Easter Service – Wednesday 5th April 2017

Balderton Methodist Church was the daffodil-filled setting for our Easter Service this year.  Opened by our Head Boy and with readings from Form 6, we were reminded of the Easter message in a series of readings depicting Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection which is the story of Easter.

Pre-Prep sang a beautiful piece entitled Easter Trip song and Form 2 read their wonderful class poem.  Daffodils by William Wordsworth was given a whole new lease of life by Form 5 (see pictures) and Advanced Choir sang A Magpie Sitting in a Broken Chair.

The Revd Barrie Morley delivered a fascinating sermon.  The subject of his address was one John Simpson Kirkpatrick who, 100 years ago on the beaches of South Shields, took injured soldiers to hospital by donkey, there being no other way to transport troops with all other means already either in use or rendered useless by the air attacks.  Kirkpatrick subsequently left these shores for Australia where he continued his work ferrying the injured in war to the safety of hospital, transporting the casualties on the backs of donkeys.  Revd Morley reminded us of Jesus’ trip by donkey which we acknowledge this weekend on Palm Sunday.

With further performances by main school, choir and closing words from our Head Girl, Headmaster Mr Thomson concluded with thanks.

The highlight of today’s Easter service was almost certainly the Easter bonnet parade!  A great effort was made by many children (and parents? – surely not!) to treat us to a fine display of seasonal milinary.  Well done to all those who took part.  Enjoy your Easter eggs and a happy holiday to all!