Some 20,000 people packed London’s Trafalgar Square on Good Friday, to see a dramatic performance of Christ’s life and death.

The Passion of Jesus was performed in the Square for the second time in two years. This year Bible Society sponsored the event.

Crowds packed Trafalgar Square under a hot Easter sun from 10am. People sat on the steps, walls and around the fountains that were still due to the hosepipe ban that came into force yesterday. 

The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, greeted the Good Friday crowd and led them in the Lord’s Prayer. He said, ‘This is God’s Friday, for the work done today in Jesus is God’s work.’

James Catford, Bible Society’s Group Chief Executive, attended the event. 

He said, ‘This performance has been a statement of the relevance and credibility of the Christian faith and the scriptures in public in Trafalgar Square, right at the heart of the capital city.’

The performance was staged by Peter Hutley. He has been hosting performances of The Passion of Jesus on his estate in Wintershall, Surrey, since 1993.

Find out more about The Passion of Jesus at passionofjesus-trafalgar.co.uk

Picture credit - Benedict Parsons.

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