Easter street drama set for West Norfolk
Members of King’s Lynn churches are working together on Good Friday events involving a procession around the town and a street drama version of Matthew's passion. Rev Corin Child reports.
For many years on Good Friday – the day that Christians traditionally remember the events that led Jesus to his trial and crucifixion – Churches Together in King’s Lynn have organised a procession with a cross through the town centre.
This year, however, scenes from Matthew’s gospel will be brought to life by a group of actors – all from local churches – in Biblical costume.
It already feels like an achievement to have brought together a group of aspiring actors at a time when churches already have plenty going on. We have had less than a month to rehearse these scenes, but the group has gelled quickly and for all of us this is the most remarkable story you can tell.
Several local churches already do their own drama, and we have had many offers of props and costumes. We’ve even had access to someone’s garage that was full of Biblical clothing! What we’re doing is a special project, and we hope that many people will follow the procession around the streets of King’s Lynn to remember the Good Friday story with us.
The Churches Together Good Friday Walk on 22 April starts at St Faith's Gaywood at 10am, going past St Johns at 10:40am and St Margaret's at 11:10 before passing through King’s Lynn between 11am and 12pm, along High Street, Norfolk Street and Broad Street.