Bury St Edmunds: Thousands of spectators expected for town’s Easter Passion play

The Good Friday Passion Play

The Good Friday Passion Play

The story of Easter will be vividly retold through the streets of Bury St Edmunds as the town’s popular Passion play returns.

Thousands of spectators are expected to look on as actors bring the story of Jesus’s crucifixion to life in the town on Good Friday.

The reenactment will start at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, with the spectacle then making its way to Charter Square for the trial before concluding with a crucifixion in the Abbey Gardens. It will be the first time the play has been held in Bury since 2011.

The play normally runs every couple of years, but did not take place last year so it could coincide with centenary year of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

One of the organisers, the Rev Jonathan Ford, said: “We really like the route as it combines the old town with the new. I’m really looking forward to it.”

It starts at 10.30am.

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