Easter Resources

Key Dates

Good Friday - 30th March 2018

Easter Sunday - 1st April 2018

Easter Monday - 2nd April 2018

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

You can browse our full catalogue online by clicking here

Other Easter Resources and Events

Children & Young People

The Seriously Surprising Story booklet

From the Bible Society - Follow in the footsteps of Jesus’ followers as they travel from Jerusalem to Emmaus and get talking to someone who gives them the biggest surprise of all! This children's Easter story booklet will help them discover something big that's worth sharing. Booklets are now available to order from the Bible Society.

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The Seriously Surprising Story video

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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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Primary age Easter resources - Word searches, activity sheets, board games, certificates, colouring sheets and loads more

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

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Messy Church

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

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The Good Book Co

A large selection of books for children and working with children through Easter

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Easter Step by Step

Saint Francis tells the story of the Way of the Cross. A story for children, translated and adapted from Dutch by Trideo Media.


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Peter Palm Tree Puppet Easter Teaching Set

A Brand new Easter resource from One Way UK. Do you have Easter performances, children’s talks or assemblies coming up and are searching for a new way to tell the Easter story, but in a fresh and creative way? Peter Palm Tree could be an option.

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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.

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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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Hope at Easter - 'Who do you Say I am?'

Who Do You Say I Am? is a gift book, with an accompanying four-minute film to show in an Easter guest service, and an invitation to a short course to explore a question Jesus asked 2,000 years ago: Who Do You Say I Am?

Copies of the gift book 'Who Do You Say I Am?' are still available in packs of 10.

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SGM - Life Words

A series of free downloadable resources for use daily, from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday. 

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Easter Books and Resources from The Good Book Co

Easter Resources for Outreach from The Good Book Company

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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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The Real Easter Egg

Churches in the UK are planning to distribute more than quarter of a million Easter stories inside Easter eggs this year as part of a national campaign to plug a gap in knowledge about the religious festival. The Real Easter Egg 2018 campaign is designed to reverse the trend among young people by encouraging people to give them a Real Easter Egg, which comes with a copy of the Easter story in the box. You can order yours from the Meaningful Chocolate Company.

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Easter Books and Resources from CLC Bookshop

A wide selection of books and resources for yourself and working with others

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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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