Despite cold, wet weather the annual Good Friday Passion Play took place in the Weardale town of Crook. Biblical scenes unfolded on Cenotaph Green as people gathered to watch a re-creation of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
The Passion Play performed in front of the town’s cenotaph is Crook’s contemporary take on the story of the Passion. It was written and produced by Churches Together in Crook and led by a company made up of volunteers from local Crook Churches. Passion plays are related to the medieval mystery plays; rook’s play highlighted some of the significant events which took place in the last week of Jesus’ life.
In the background a choir led music and singing, whilst church personnel took on the role of the play’s central characters. Many had came together to produce this play after a number of rehearsals had been held and despite the weather the play attracted a large number of people.
The play was the centre piece of Crook Churches Together Holy Week Reflections and Commemorations.
For the churches it is an opportunity to tell the central story of the Christian Faith beyond church walls and to raise awareness of the Easter message. Churches Together in Crook can feel justifiably pleased and proud of this year’s Passion Play, despite a damp and soggy day.
Minister, St Andrew’s Dawson Street LEP