South Wales: Pembroke 'mini Passion' marks Good Friday in town centre

Pembroke's mini "Passion Play" attracted a good number of walkers last Friday morning, when a little over 100 Christians from several local churches remembered several key incidents in the life and death of Christ following a united service at Tabernacle Church.

"We are always keen to get out onto the streets," explained Pastor Rob James of Westgate Chapel Pembroke. "We live at a time when there is a growing disinterest in religion and an an increasing lack of knowledge of the Christian story, and so when i was approached by the local Chamber of Trade and asked if I could organize something for Good Friday I jumped at the chance.

"We agreed we would start simple but in one sense the sky is the limit. We sang songs at various spots along the Main Street and several folk from the churches involved offered some dramatic readings reflecting the thoughts of three key players in the Easter Story.

"In many ways we saw this first attempt as an acorn and look forward to it growing and eventually becoming a regular feature of town life. I do want to thank everyone who got involved and to offer my special thanks to the assistance and encouragement we received from the Chamber of Trade, the Town Clerk's office and the police who were so helpful on the day.

"We also distributed more than 250 accounts of the Easter story and prayed for the well-being and prosperity of the area. All in all it really was a very Good Friday."

A spokesman for the Chamber of Trade added: "We aim to promote Pembroke and the surrounding area by liaising with other groups and organisations, and in so doing encourage locals, businesses and visitors to the area and we were delighted by all that happened on the day."

(Story: Rob James)


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