Children have spent Sunday School sessions preparing costumes and banners, to display during Redbridge Easter Parade 2014.
Children and young people attending St Andrew's Church, The Drive, Ilford, have been working diligently on producing banners and flags, to be displayed at the Redbridge Easter Parade 2014. This St Andrews Church's first year of getting involved with the parade, which initiated in 2013 and they want to make a big impact. Member of St Andrews Youth Church, Etana Hobbs (7 years old), said;
"The Easter Parade is going to be really fun. We get to wave the flags we have made and make lots of noise to remember Jesus and what happened at Easter. I want to go on the bouncy castles too!!"
The parade will start at 12:00 outside Cranbrook Baptist Church and will terminate at High Road Baptist Church, On Easter Monday (21st April 2014). A free festival including music, drama, dance art and performance workshops and the first children's funfair in the town centre for over 10 years, is set to thrill local families. The festival will start at 12:00 inside Ilford Town Centre and performances will take place on Ilford Town Hall steps.
Wilson Chowdhry, Event Manager for the Parade said; "This years event will be more spectacular then last year's event. Already churches are gearing up to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, an event that changed history and brought many people closer to God." He added; "If you do not know much about the Christian faith and would like to learn more, or simply want some fun - this is the event for you."
Organisers of the parade and festival say the event will highlight the relevancy of Christianity in the modern age and provides an opportunity to share the message of peace and hope that Easter brings. They believe the activity will bring together people of different diversities.
The organisers are seeking community and charitable groups and more commercial groups interested in holding stalls at the event. If you are interested please contact Wilson Chowdhry on 020 8514 0861 or email email@example.com.
Simple messages and colourful banners will decorate the procession.
Children displayed their wonderful creations.