Easter Resources

Key Dates

Good Friday - 14th April 2017

Easter Sunday - 16th April 2017

Easter Monday - 17th April 2017

We will be building various resources for you to use in preparation and during the period of Easter.

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Recommended books from the Resource Centre:


For Personal Reflection:

  • Passion; How Christ's Final Day Changes Your Every Day by Mike McKinley

  • God With Us; The Meaning of The Cross and Resurrection, Then and Now by Rowan Williams

  • The Things He Did; The Story of Holy Week by Stephen Cottrell

  • God With Us; Exploring God's Personal Interactions With His People Throughout The Bible by Glenn R. Kreider

  • This Risen Existence; The Spirit of Easter by Paula Gooder

  • A New Light Shining; Personal Meditations for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

  • Devotions for Easter by Zondervan

  • On Calvary's Hill; 40 Readings for the Easter Season by Max Lucado

For Teaching Others:

  • Reflective Services for Lent, Holy Week and Easter by Nick Fawcett

  • Easter Cracked & More Easter Cracked; Scripture Union resources covering things such as craft, drama, events and service outlines

  • All Resource Easter; a Scripture Union resource full of creative ideas for celebrating Easter in an All-Age context

  • Messy Easter; 3 Complete Sessions and Other Ideas for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

  • The Final Journey; An Easter Play by Charmain Milne

  • The Donkey That No-One Could Ride by Anthony DeStefano

  • Eyewitness Assemblies; 15 Ready to Use Assemblies for Easter to Pentecost by Gaynor Cobb

  • Festivals Together; Creating All-Age Worship Throughout the Year by Sandra Millar

  • Lent, Holy Week and Easter Services and Prayers from Church House Publishing

  • Celebrating Christ's Victory; Ash Wednesday to Trinity (Liturgy Guides) by Benjamin Gordon-Taylor and Simon Jones

Other Easter Resources and Events

Children & Young People

Might There Be More to Easter? Bible Society

Many churches are already using this compact paperback as a useful outreach tool to connect with both young people and adults in their community – helping to tackle key questions about Jesus and to encourage conversations. It’s perfect for helping people get to grips with the Easter story and discover and decide if there might be more to Easter than they thought. Also available ads an eBook £2.50 with 25% discount for 10 or more

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Scripture Union - All Resource Easter Book

A fresh, new, jam-packed resource full of creative ideas for celebrating Easter in an All-Age context. Including craft, dramas, monologues, all age talks, games, teaching outlines and more. All Resource Easter is designed to equip those in churches to deliver exciting and contemporary activities on an Easter theme.

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Schools Work UK -

Easter: Inside the Egg

Easter is a key time of the year to talk to students about faith, God and religion. We have created a new video resource "Easter: Inside The Egg" that can be used in a variety of ways, to aid discussion around Easter and the Christian faith.  for 16-19s

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Twinkl - Primary age Easter resources

Word searches, activity sheets, board games, certificates, colouring sheets and loads more

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BRF Easter Resources

Creative ideas books  ideal for supporting children's work in Church during Lent and Easter

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Messy Church Resources

Creative ideas to draw the community together for fun, food, fellowship and worship this Easter

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Church Support Hub Easter Ideas A collection of great ideas for Easter - take a look at submit your own ideas

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Easter - What's it all about?

Go Chatter Videos - free for use in Church services, etc.


Effective Church Communications

lots of resources for communicating the good news of Easter and inviting people to church

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Friends and Heroes - Why does Easter matter?

An award-winning, DVD-based family and group study resource for Lent. Each session features: Prayer time; Session background; Friends and Heroes episode; Bible reading; Question time plus All-age optional extras: games; puzzles; quizzes – all in high-quality, printable form.

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Easter Hope - Who do you say I am?

Easter HOPE offers a book and a four-minute film, which explore a question Jesus Christ asked 2,000 years ago: Who Do You Say I Am? Then there’s a short course to find answers to what makes us truly happy.


This Easter churches will be giving away copies of Who Do You Say I Am? and showing the film in Easter services, with an invitation to find out more about Jesus on a Life Explored course.

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SGM - Life Words

Let’s get our communities talking about the story of Jesus this Easter. Share these free resources in your churches and with friends and family. Help them experience the story of Easter in the Bible’s own life words: We've teamed up with ONE FRIDAY to help you get your community involved this year with the chance of winning £1000!

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Tyndale House Resources For The Church

Tyndale House aims to make the results of biblical scholarship at the highest level available and accessible to the wider church. All the videos on this page may be freely distributed for use on church websites, blogs, Facebook pages and so on.

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Arthur Rank Centre

Helping rural churches and communities flourish

The Arthur Rank Centre aims to support the mission of rural churches and has produced a number of resources specifically Easter.  Service plans, hymns, readings, etc.

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Bridge Builders

The story of Easter, from the New Living Translation of the Gospel of Luke, contains the Bible text followed by an 8-page explanation about the death and resurrection of Jesus.  A reply card is included for readers wanting further information.

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Disclaimer:  Whilst we are careful to distribute and recommend appropriate information and resources to benefit our members in their learning, the events publicised, news articles, downloaded resources such as documents, audio or video or on website links, do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of St Peter’s College or the Diocese of Sheffield. 

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