We are delighted to have some new activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy in our churchyard, which are all about Mary.
On the trees in the churchyard you will find 10 posters about Mary. They highlight some of the extraordinary events in her life.
Many of the posters will have quizzes for you to enjoy. You may need a piece of paper and pen (or a smartphone) to make a note of your answers. The answers can be found on another tree … so don’t look at that until you’ve done all the quizzes!
Finally … each of the 10 posters has an animal, insect, flower or object hidden in it – identified by a blue dot. The initial letters of all these can be made into a 10-letter word.
In the churchyard
There are 12 figures of Mary to find around the churchyard: painted stones, clay figures, cross stitch and small dolls. See if you can find all 12
Try and find the name Mary on some of the tombstones. There are 6 to find. Each one has a marker so you know you have found it!
Walk the hay bales as you go on a journey with Mary
In the church
Go into the church. You will find a container with pieces of fabric to take away and decorate. Return your artwork so we can make some bunting for our Mary Festival on 6th September
How many pictures of Mary can you find on the walls, in the windows and elsewhere?
Enjoy spending time with Mary, at St Mary’s