Easter parade

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EASTER Sunday came to a close with a packed concert at Newton Mearns Baptist church.

More than 400 people attended the event, where a community choir performed a wide variety of songs to raise money for the new Isobel Mair School and family Centre in Newton Mearns.

Mosaic Gospel Glee raised £900 and was the finale to a month-long set of events the church held in the lead-up to Easter.

Inspired by both the Glee TV Series and Gareth Malone’s Miiitary Wives/The Choir projects, a 50-strong choir of all ages performed a series of songs.

Included in the set list was an Adele Medley, a Beatles Medley, Karl Jenkins’ very popular Benedictus, My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic) and a number of Easter Hymns.

Musical Director for Mosaic Gospel Glee, Martin Kelly told The Extra: “Every Church should be engaging with its community and as a new neighbour, we felt that it was important to forge new links with Isobel Mair School.

“ Forming a choir is a great way of bringing people together”.It is hoped that we can do more events like this

Earlier that day, members of five local churches attended an Easter Sunday service at Eastwood Parish church.

In the run up to Sunday, the church held joint services with nearby parishes on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

A Walk of Witness took place with Roman Catholic neighbours at the Holy Name church on Good Friday afternoon.

A big breakfast was held in the church halls after Sunday’s service with an informal communion after breakfast.

Then the locals dispersed to their different churches for main morning Easter Day worship.

Earlier in the day, many locals gathered at Waterfoot Park to enjoy some traditional Easter activities in the park and field, including egg rolling and an egg hunt.

Dams to Darnley Country Park hosted its Egg-travaganza with lots of Easter fun, games and crafts for all the family - including egg decorating.

Clarkston kids were also in for a special treat on Sunday when two Easter bunnies arrived at the Toy Parade on Eaglesham Road.