Monday, 17 April 2017

Formby Passion Play

Passion Plays go back to medieval times and tell the story of Holy Week. The early ones were I think in latin and had a musical component

Formby's Passion play- which extends to include the resurrection-is much more modern. It was attended by about 500 people who assembled in Chapel Street and walked , singing Easter hymns, to the land adjacent to the Formby Pool where the play was performed.

This years play was, I understand, written and directed by Dympna Edwards and was a great success. Everyone at Churches Together in Formby should be congratulated for the staging of this play. It brought the community together and it was good to see folk from all the churches -and some who were not connected at all- playing their part

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