Passion play for Easter

A MINI version of the Passion play will be presented in Morpeth on Good Friday.

Morpeth Churches Together is organising the special service, which will involve all Christian denominations in the town.

The service will begin at St James’s Church at about 11.30am with a piece depicting the arrest of Jesus, before a procession to the Market Place accompanied by the Salvation Army band.

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The Easter story will continue, with music and drama, followed by free refreshments, including hot cross buns.

Minister Mike Willis, from the New Life Christian Centre, said: “The service is for everyone.

“It is going to be something fairly accessible and it will be a family friendly play, telling the Easter story with excerpts from the Passion play.

“Hopefully, the weather will be dry.”

Easter church services are as follows.

New Life Christian Centre, Dacre Street: Easter Sunday, 10.30am.

St Robert’s Roman Catholic Church, Oldgate: Holy Thursday, 7pm; Good Friday, 10.30am Stations of the Cross for children, 3pm Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion; Holy Saturday, 8pm Easter Vigil; Easter Day, 9am and 11am.

St George’s United Reformed Church, Bridge Street: Thursday, 7.30pm Maundy Communion with Morpeth Methodist Church; Easter Sunday, 10.30am.

Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace: Good Friday, 10am worship with Morpeth Baptist Church, New Life Christian Centre and St George’s United Reformed Church; Easter Sunday, 10am.

St Mary’s Church, High Church: Maundy Thursday, 10.15am; Good Friday, 10am, Easter Sunday, 10am.

St James’s Church, Wellway: Maundy Thursday, 7.30pm; Good Friday, 2pm; Easter Sunday, 8am, 10am and 6pm.

St Aidan’s Church, Stobhill: Saturday, 7.30pm; Easter Sunday, 9am.