Christ’s agony re-enacted

Re-enactment of Christ's passion
Re-enactment of Christ's passion

A RE-ENACTMENT of the crucifixion of Jesus moved people to tears in the Old Town.

Hundreds of people watched the annual Stations of the Cross ceremony on Good Friday, in which members of local churches joined together to commemorate the death of Christ.

The procession headed from St Clements Church, up the High Street to St Mary Star-of-the-Sea Church and then onto nearby All Saints.

Paul Dine, an ambulance paramedic, played the part of Jesus on Friday – while also marking his 40th birthday.

He was flanked by two Roman guards, played by Kevin Boorman and Keith Leech, whipping the character of Jesus as they walked through Old Town.

The body of Jesus was then laid to rest on the altar at All Saints Church.

Mr Boorman said: “Hundreds of people watched the ceremony and it was quite a moving event. Several people were genuinely moved to tears by it. It was quite emotional and an appropriate way to mark Good Friday.”

Nicky Harris helped organise the event with the help of the Old Town Parish Players.