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How are donations used?

The Passion Trust gives 100% of donations to supporting Passion Plays in the UK, with a particular focus on new Passion Plays. The Trust provides resources so that they are able to support themselves and they gather momentum for themselves.

Passion plays rely heavily on volunteers at all levels: from members of the community who volunteer to act in the plays or help with stage or costumes to people volunteering to raise funds.

Help us fulfil our vision to help the communities putting on these plays in their local area! Scroll down to see how your money could make a difference.

Passion Play Viewers

The Impact of Passion Plays

2020

Cancelled due to Covid-19

2019

£72,997

Raised in total by the Passion Plays who received grants

658

Volunteers and cast members supported

28,500+ (live)

and 130,500+ (live-streamed)

People reached with the Easter story

2018

£72,997

Raised in total by the Passion Plays who received grants

600+

Volunteers and cast members supported

26,645+ (live)

and 103,000+ (live-streamed)

People reached with the Easter story

2017

£138,817

Raised in total by the Passion Plays who received grants

1,170+

Volunteers and cast members supported

32,846+ (live)

and 118,500+ (live-streamed)

People reached with the Easter story

2016

£55,327+

Raised in total by the Passion Plays who received grants

468+

Volunteers and cast members supported

28,000 + (live)

People reached with the Easter story

2015

£30,279 +

Raised in total by the Passion Plays who received grants

279 +

Volunteers and cast members supported

24,000 + (live)

People reached with the Easter story

Success Stories

The Birmingham Passion were part of Britain’s Easter Story documentary shown on BBC1 on Good Friday and had coverage on BBC West Midlands News and BBC West Midlands radio. (Grant awarded £8,000). 2019

The Carlisle Passion was followed from casting to performance and review by ITV Local News, BBC Local Radio, the local newspapers, the City’s Monthly magazine and the Diocesan Newspaper ‘The Way’. (Grant awarded £3,000). 2019

The director of the Lancashire Passion Play was interviewed by the head of BBC Radio Lancashire’s faith programming and the production will be featured via an interview with the director in a forthcoming edition of the Church Times. (Grant awarded £2,200). 2019

The Wirral Passion Play was part of a four-day Easter event on the Wirral which made into a radio documentary by Flame Christian Radio with interviews and sounds from the live events. (Grant awarded £5,000). 2018

The Lanarkshire Passion Play was performed by a core cast of 52 drawn from ten local churches. Subway provided bread to feed the five thousand and for the last supper table. Asda provided free hot drinks and secure storage for sound equipment. (Grant awarded £2,600). 2018

The Great Waltham Passion Play was performed in various locations in the village over three nights. The audience included around 20 people who came out of the pub to watch Jesus being led up to the high ridge outside the village to be crucified. The congregation in church on Easter Sunday morning was almost three times the normal Easter congregation. (Grant awarded £2,000). 2017

The Chinnor Passion worked with local schools. St Andrew’s and Mill Lane Primary School choirs joined in the celebrations with their own song written and composed by a 16-year-old from Chinnor. (Grant awarded £2,250). 2017

The Havant Passion Play was performed to a live audience of 1,200 and a self-funded DVD is being produced and will be distributed to local groups free of charge. (Grant awarded £3,250). 2017

The Marlborough Passion Play had a team of 140 local people who produced it, made costumes, set, props, managed press and publicity, raised funds, and manned the street closures. Over 200 local school pupils were involved as well. (Grant awarded £4,000 ). 2017

The Bolton Passion worked with eleven primary schools, through the ‘Create’ Bolton Art competition. The town centre chaplaincy partnered to help display this work around the town in the shops and organize the arts competition. They had some beautiful and thoughtful work that depicted Easter hope. (Grant awarded £2800). 2016

The director of the Passion Play that toured Lanarkshire was interviewed on “This Morning with…” on Radio Scotland on Palm Sunday (weekly listeners 749,000) and the performance had British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, which opened up the play to a new audience. (Grant awarded £1,500). 2019

The Southampton Passion Play was a one-man performance lasting 40 minutes which was performed on 10 occasions in key locations around Southampton. (Grant awarded £2,000). 2019

The Duddingston Kirk Passion was performed just after a late downfall of snow in Edinburgh. Despite this, an elderly lady who struggled round the whole route with her walking aid, phoned the minister that evening to declare it was the best Easter she had ever had. (Grant awarded £1,000). 2018

The Hucknall Passion Play raised over £1,000 which was subsequently distributed amongst the churches in the Anglican Team and local charities. (Grant awarded £400). 2018

The Edinburgh Passion Play was overlaid with the Scots accent and was highlighted in both the morning news on Radio Scotland and the main evening Scottish TV news. (Grant awarded £1,200). 2017

The Hamilton Passion Play involved local arts groups. A local children’s theatre company, Gillybeans, brought additional children to be involved while award-winning brass band Coalburn Silverband and musicians from Hamilton Grammar provided musical accompaniment. (Grant awarded £3,000). 2017

The Manchester Passion Play was filmed by the BBC and it was on the Songs of Praise on Easter Sunday with 5 million viewers. It was also featured in all the national papers. (Grant awarded £2000). 2017

The Bedford Passion formed a fruitful relationship with Roman soldiers from the Roman Reenactment groups – Legio Secvnda Avgvsta and The Colchester Roman Society. They were introduced to each other by the Passion Trust and the Woman Reenactment groups helped with costumes and building the stage set. (Grant awarded £2800). 2016

The ‘City Passion’ in Chelmsford pioneered a school tour, ‘The Mystery of the empty tomb’, which also raised funds and awareness for ‘City Passion’. Five schools in Chelmsford were visited in Four days. Pupils watching five different performances had a fun and thought provoking day which they will probably remember for a long time! (Grant awarded £2000). 2016

Donate Online

Online Donation

If you are a UK tax payer then ‘Gift Aid’ it and the charity can then claim an extra 25%.

Companies House Certificate of Incorporation Document

Charity Commission Registered Certificate Number Document.

Donate via Bank Transfer

Donate by direct Bank Transfer
For the benefit of the ‘Passion Trust’.

Account no: 27234002
Sortcode: 60-30-09

International transfers
IBAN no : GB55NWBK60300927234002
IBAN BIC : NWBKGB2L

Donate via Cheque

Cheque
For the benefit of the ‘Passion Trust’.

Post to:
Passion Trust, Sinclair Cottage,
Portsmouth rd, Ripley, Guildford GU23 6EW.

Or post direct to the bank:
Nat West, Castle Square branch,
8-11 Pavilion Buildings, Castle Squ, Brighton BN1 1DP