Re-enacting Christ’s crucifixion

THE annual re-enactment of Christ’s crucifixion takes place today (Good Friday).

Members of the Old Town Parish Players, from both St Mary Star-of-the-Sea and the parish of St Clement and All Saints, will be holding the event from 10.30am, when it starts outside St Clements Church.

For the second year Christ is played by James Robus, Pontius Pilate by Paul Dine and the Roman persecutors by Kevin Boorman and Keith Leech.

Mr Leech said: “This year there is a new script and director Heather Leech has made the passion story more dramatic telling the story of Christ’s passion through the traditional stations of the Cross with 21st century reflection on how those events still affect us today.

“The Old Town procession of witness is not known for making the story of Good Friday pretty but reflects the brutality of the times and the suffering that Christ had to endure for us.”

This evening there is a performance of Stainer’s The Crucifixion in All Saints Church.

St Clements Church will be open for worship for the first time at 8pm tomorrow (Saturday) for the Easter Fire and lighting of the Paschal Candle and again on Easter Sunday for Eucharist at 8am and 10am.

The annual Hastings Borough Bonfire Society Marbles Championships also take place on Winkle Island today from noon.