HUNDREDS of people attended a re-enactment in Crewe of The Crucifixion and Resurrection.

The Walk of Witness and Passion Play took place in the town centre on Good Friday, and were watched by up to 500 people.

The play was organised by Love Crewe - - which draws together a number of churches which serve the Crewe area, in conjunction with Churches Together in Crewe.

The re-enactment recreated the sequence of events from the entry to Jerusalem, the Passover Meal, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Crucifixion to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The event lasted for two hours, and began with a gathering prayer at St Mary’s Church, before it weaved around Crewe town centre, including Victoria Street, the Square and Market Street, before concluding at Victoria Square.

Each sequence of the re-enactment was narrated, contained hymns and was accompanied by guitarists. Hundreds of people attended the event.

The re-enactment involved about 20 actors and narrators, and was supported by Crewe Town Council, WH Smith and Manchester Metropolitan University, along with volunteers and onlookers.

The majority of people who attended were members of local churches, and the event was also watched by numerous members of the public.

Love Crewe is run in partnership with Churches Together in Crewe and Mission 24.

“It was great to see so many churches working together,” said Pastor Emma Howell from Hope Church, one of the churches which took part.

“The event was organised by Pastor Dave Edwards from the New Testament Church of God, and it was very sensitively done.

“The Crucifixion and The Resurrection have great relevance for everyone, and the event gave people the opportunity to think about something which is outside their experience.”