Belper Passion play to be staged indoors

The Belper Passion play due to take place in the town on Good Friday is to be staged indoors, organisers have decided.

The play had been due to be performed in the open air climaxing in the crucifixion scene at the Memorial Gardens.#

However due to uncertainty about weather conditions for later in the week and also for safety reasons it has now been decided that the play will be staged indoors.

The first act will now be staged inside the Methodist Church at 11.45, followed by a procession to St Peter’s Church where act two will take place.

After the play there will be an opportunity to “meet the cast” with refreshments provided.

Hope for Belper will be providing practical support to the event and a Hope team will also be on hand at St Peter’s to chat and pray with people afterwards.

Town gears up for Good Friday Passion Play

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.

More information about the play can be found here, but meanwhile here’s a trailer that the team behind the play have posted on YouTube.

Because God so loved the world…

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!)