Easter build-up services at Sunderland church

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“EASTER is Coming” at a Sunderland church.

St Ignatius Church, in Hendon, is teaming up with schoolchildren and councillors for a community service, which takes place tomorrow.

Everyone is welcome at Easter is Coming – an information service of readings and songs to prepare for Paschal Tide.

The service, which starts at 5.45pm at the church, in Suffolk Street, will tell the story of Holy Week.

Children from nearby Hudson Road and Valley Road Primary Schools will play a major part in the service by showing off their musical skills.

Readers will include the Deputy Mayor, Coun Iain Kay, and Hendon ward councillor, Coun Michael Mordey.

Representatives will also be coming along from the two schools and the community.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the service.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Meanwhile, Easter fun is also taking place at Austin House in Southwick.

An Easter activity day will be held on Tuesday, with an Easter egg hunt, face-painting, sunflower-planting, a bake sale and much more, from noon until 3pm.

There will be competitions to find the best-decorated egg and Easter bonnet, which must be submitted on the day.

Northumbria Police will also be going along to security mark pedal bikes.

Lunch will be served on the day, costing £3.10.