A re-enactment recreated the sequence of events from the entry to Jerusalem, the Passover Meal, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Crucifixion to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Crewe Passion Play was organised by Love Crewe – www.lovecrewe.co.uk – which is composed of several churches serving the Crewe area.
The event lasted two hours and began with a gathering prayer at St Mary’s Church, then weaved around Crewe town centre, including Victoria Street, the Square and Market Street, before concluding at Victoria Square.
Each sequence was narrated, contained hymns and was accompanied by guitarists. Hundreds of people attended the event.
The event was supported by Crewe Town Council and WHSmith, along with volunteers and on-lookers.
As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday. This year, the plan for this important united act of witness includes a thrilling open-air theatre performance of the Passion of The Christ, with Drama and Creative Writing students from Manchester Metropolitan University taking some of the leading roles.
The performances will take place on 25th March and will start with the ‘Walk of Witness’ at 11am with performances around St Mary’s street in Crewe. At 12.00 there will be an Open Air Theatre Performance ‘The Passion of the Christ’ in Victoria Square in Crewe.
Everyone is welcome to attend this event which is supported by Crewe Town Council, Churches Together in Crewe and the Love Crewe partnership.