Sonning celebrates Easter with egg and spoon races

SONNING villagers gathered together in the spring sunshine for an afternoon of fun and games.

St Andrew’s, the parish church of Sonning, hosted an Easter celebration in its grounds on Saturday, April 19.

The event saw families take part in an Easter egg hunt as well as egg and spoon races.

There was also a free barbecue and refreshments.

The church’s tower was opened to the public. Visitors could climb all 99 of the narrow stone steps to the top and also take advantage of the chance to learn more about the bell ringing team, which welcomes new members.

As you can see from our exclusive video, the Revd Jamie Taylor, Rector of St Andrew’s, was delighted with how the day went.

“It’s been really encouraging, we’ve had a lot of people here from the community – people who don’t come here Sunday by Sunday … people have come simply come to celebrate Easter,” he said.

“We’ve been able to say to our community this is our main celebration, come; come and enjoy food, come and enjoy Easter egg hunt, come and enjoy egg and spoon races, enjoy a trip up the tower and all the rest of it and come and see what we have for you and enjoy the Easter weekend to make it a special time for everyone.”

For more on St Andrew’s, visit its website. 

Last modified on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:53