For the first time, major supermarkets in Britain will stock an Easter egg which shows images of Jesus on the packaging.
Easter has been a washout with high winds and rain lashing most of Britain and forecasters say the wet weather is set to continue.
Biblical scenes unfold in Trafalgar Square as thousands gathered to watch a recreation of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.
Click 'play' above to watch a live feed of Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi blessing.
"Urbi et Orbi" translates as "to the city (of Rome) and to the world".
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has recorded a video message for Easter Sunday.
Prime Minister David Cameron sent his best wishes to Christians celebrating Easter, saying it was an "exciting time for the faith" and paying tribute to the Christian principle of charity, as shown in the government's spending in overseas aid. He said:
"This year’s Holy Week and Easter celebrations follow an extraordinary few days for Christians.
“In the Bible, Saint Peter reminds us of the hope that comes from new birth through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As Christians, it also reminds us of Jesus’s legacy of generosity, tolerance, mercy, and forgiveness.
“That legacy lives on in so many Christian charities and churches both at home and abroad... As long as I am Prime Minister, they will have the support of this Government.
“With that in mind, I am particularly proud to lead a Government that has kept its promise to invest 0.7 per cent of our gross national income on helping the world’s poorest...I hope you have a very happy Easter.”
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is going to present his crew with some Easter egg treats in space.
The Easter Eggs are a surprise for his colleagues on board the International Space Station, currently orbiting earth.
Click 'play' above to watch a live feed of Pope Francis' Easter Sunday mass.
Pope Francis has given his Easter Sunday vigil service inside St Peter's Basilica.
"Often we are tired, disappointed and sad. We feel weighed down by our sins. We think that we won't be able to cope. Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose faith, let us never give up," he said.
"There are no situations which God cannot change, there is no sin which he cannot forgive if only we open ourselves to him."
Accept the risen Jesus into your life. Even if you have been far away, take a small step towards him: he awaits you with open arms.
The Queen will attend the traditional Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle today.
She will be joined by other members of the Royal Family for the Matins service at St George's Chapel, to be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Rev David Conner.
Well-wishers are expected to gather at Windsor to catch a glimpse of the Queen as she makes the short journey to the chapel.
The Prince of Wales does not usually attend the service, and it is not thought that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend.
Pope Francis will today celebrate his first Easter Sunday since his election earlier this month.
He will lead an open-air mass in St. Peter's Square before delivering an address to the world from his papal balcony.
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has led Easter baptisms in a pool on the steps of York Minster.