Easter Story Trail

Easter Trail 20Easter week started with a dramatic difference at Bessels Green Baptist Church. On Palm Sunday and the following Monday about five-hundred people experienced the Easter story. They travelled through five scenes by Detective Boris Karloff (Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey, the Last Supper, the betrayal in Gethsemane, the crucifixion and the empty tomb ) and met with various characters along the way (a donkey, a servant girl, a Temple guard, a Roman Centurion and a rather dishevelled looking angel with a Scottish accent!). Palm Sunday saw the church filled with people of all ages. One lady who has been a Christian for decades Facebooked: “What an outstanding Palm Sunday service……probably the most memorable one I have ever been to.”

Easter Trail 17On the Monday 3 year groups from Riverhead Infants and Amherst Junior Schools (2, 3 and 5) came in separately to experience the Easter story and left with a hot cross bun. Standing in the empty tomb around the bloodied robes of Jesus one boy was heard to say: “This is gross! It should be certificate 18!” When many of the children came back to the church building for Monique’s After School Club they couldn’t stop talking to her about it.

One visitor asked where the acting troupe had been hired from. All the actors are Bessels Green Baptist Church folk. It was all done in-house.

Neil Durling, one of the ministers at the church, commented: “The feedback from those who know the story back to front and others who heard it for the first time has been staggering. We have been thrilled to able to re-enact the central story of the Christian faith and see it excite, challenge, engage and move so many people.”

Please check out the photo galleys here on the church’s website and an article in the local press here.

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Easter Story Trail

Why not join us on Sunday 24th March for an interactive look at the Easter Story?

This is an event that is suitable for all ages, especially families and will last 1 ½ hours.
The sessions are free and start at 9.00am and 11.00am with refreshments for everyone in-between at 10.30am.

Please book in using the form below, letting us know the session you’d like to join and indicating how many children there will be.

This event is now in the past, booking form removed.