On Good Friday 2013, a modern live dramatic performance representing Christ’s Passion from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion will be played out through out the streets of Belper and in iconic local venues engaging the public in the action.
Hope will be suporting the Belper Passion play with the provision of refreshments in the Memorial Gardens at the climax of the play.
Directed by Belper-based actor and director Larry Waller, the play will begin at noon in the grounds of the Methodist Chapel on Chapel Street.
For the fifth year in a row, a team of volunteers from Hope for Belper handed out more than 100 Easter eggs in Belper Town Centre to accompany the Good Friday walk of witness by Churches Together in Belper.
We don’t necessarily repeat projects year after year for the sake of it but this one has always gone down well with people in the town and this year was no exception, although it helped that the rain held off until the end!
Some people always seem genuinely surprised to be given ‘something for nothing’ and ask us how much they owe us. My hope is that by this simple act of kindness we are giving a very small glimpse of what God’s grace is like, and that Jesus has already paid the price.
Thanks to all who took part (and to Sainsbury’s for selling us a job lot of eggs after Costco ran out!)
Thanks to the wonders of YouTube we’re pleased to be able to bring you our first video on the site! It was filmed by Tim Gossling of Derby ChurchNet during Hope’s handout of hot cross buns and creme eggs in Belper on Good Friday. Cheers Tim!
The Hope for Belper team was once again out and about in the town centre on Good Friday handing out Hot Cross Buns and Easter Eggs as a small act of kindness to passers-by. Here’s a picture of those who took part, courtesy of Tim Gossling of Derby Church Net.