Hundreds join inaugural Magdalen Community Easter Egg Hunt 

2nd April 2018
Matthew Price reports


Participants returning to the church having completed the trail.  photo: Matthew Price

The roads of the Magdalen Estate in Gorleston were teeming with people on Easter Saturday afternoon as over 200 people scoured the streets for colourful laminated eggs.  The community had turned out in force for the inaugural community Easter egg hunt, hosted by St Mary Magdalene Church   photo:   Matthew Price

Participants were sent out from the church hall armed with a trail guide and a pencil, looking for the colourful eggs which each had letter in the middle.  Once all the eggs had been found, the challenge was to unscramble the letters and reveal the solution, “who moved the rock?”  Then it was back to the church to collect prizes and refuel on chocolate eggs and hot cross buns
Rev Matthew Price, minister of St Mary Magdalene church, commented “We were just delighted with the response.  The weather was kind to us and everyone seemed to have a really fun afternoon”
“There was a very real sense of community and it was wonderful to hear how participants had enjoyed being out and about with others from their community and the camaraderie they had enjoyed whilst hunting for eggs”
A further dimension to the fun was added by a number of residents who had hidden colourfully decorated rocks around the trail as part of the #norfolkrocks movement
Mr Price explained that this venture was the first of what he hoped would be a series of community-focused events spearheaded by the church.  He continued “As a church community, we are committed to seeking to further build the sense of community on the Magdalen estate and would be delighted to hear from any residents that want to join in with that effort”
For further information contact:
Rev Matthew Price
Tel: 01493 298313