Easter story taken to the streets of Stannington

Members of Christ Church of Stannington perform the Easter Story at various locations throughout Stannington. Picture: Andrew Roe
Members of Christ Church of Stannington perform the Easter Story at various locations throughout Stannington. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A church brought the Easter story to the streets of Sheffield.

Members of Christ Church Stannington took to the streets around the church to give an outdoor performance of the traditional story.

Members of Christ Church of Stannington perform the Easter Story at various locations throughout Stannington. Picture: Andrew Roe

Members of Christ Church of Stannington perform the Easter Story at various locations throughout Stannington. Picture: Andrew Roe

The drama was first performed in Stannington in 2001 and at one stage relocated to the city centre.

But following the retirement of the vicar, the Rev Canon Philip West, the Good Friday tradition ended.

Now, after a five-year break, it has returned to the streets of Stannington.

Using narration, mime and music, and copying the mediaeval style of writing the play in verse, the church told the Easter story, including a depiction of the Crucifixion.

Actors, mainly from the congregation, travelled between the village green and park.

A spokesman for the church said: “A crowd of young and old gathered to see Christ Church Stannington’s version of the Easter Story, told simply and powerfully through a mixture of narration and mime.

“Well done to the actors who bravely donned sandals and costumes more suited to Palestine 2,000 years ago than a drizzly Stannington at the beginning of April.”