MORE than 200 knitted chicks are being hidden around Catshill for people to find over the Easter weekend.
The birds, created by members of the Catshill Methodist Church Centre in Golden Cross Lane, will be in the shops, the village pub and even the hedgerows.
Each hand-knitted chick has a label attached which says that anyone finding it can take it home, and either use it as an egg cosy – or give it away.
It follows on from the successful knitted Christmas Angels which popped up in the village over the festive season.
Rev Anne Smith, the minister at Catshill, said: “We know the Christmas Angels were popular and we hope that the chicks will be as well.
“Easter is a time when we can celebrate new life – both in terms of the springtime and in terms of Christ’s resurrection, so new born chicks are a good reminder of the new life we can all enjoy and a gift to the people of Catshill from the Methodist Church.”
People can attend a Maundy Thursday Communion Service at 7.30pm which will include hand-washing rather than foot-washing and a Good Friday lunch of soup and a roll at midday, followed by a short service of reflection at 1pm.
Then there will be a celebration service on Easter Sunday at 10.30am.
For more information, email Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01527 570437.
Alternatively, check out the activities on the catshillmethodists.org.uk website, on Twitter @Catshill_CMCC or Facebook and Instagram @catshillmethodists.