Below is an article submitted to the Bexhill Observer.
Christian Voices, the Musical Drama Group, have raised £515 for Sussex 4X4 Response from the performances of their play, “Lazarus”. The play was based on the events leading up to when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. The Group took the play to St Martha’s Church, Ninfield Methodist Church Hall, St Andrew’s Church, Fairlight, Bexhill United Reformed Church, Christchurch Methodist Church and St Peter’s Community Centre.
Maureen Payne, of Sussex 4X4 Response, said “I would like to thank everyone who donated money when Christian Voices performed Lazarus last October. The performances were dedicated to my husband, Graham Payne, a member of Sussex 4×4 Response who sadly passed away unexpectedly in March 2017 after a short battle with Cancer.
The money donated will be spent on equipment we need when we are called upon to help the Emergency services. We will get Doctors and Nurses to their places of work in very bad weather, if they don’t have suitable transport. We would also take District Nurses out to see their clients in these conditions and also Nurses who care for Cancer patients in their homes from various Hospices”.
The play was written by Alan Young, of St Martha’s Church and the songs were composed by Dave Chamberlin of All Saints Church. It was directed by Caroline Cox of St Peter’s Church.
The Rev Olivia Werrett, of St Peter’s Church, said, “Once again we were treated to an excellent and thought-provoking performance by Christian Voices Their play was both imaginative and innovative. They always bring fresh insights to biblical stories, which they treat with great sensitivity”
Christian Voices next play is “Bridges or Walls”. It is a contemporary play that focuses on Christian Unity. It is about a group of ecumenical Christians, who run a community café. They are faced with the challenge of how to work together and overcome potential differences when a family in crisis approaches them.
The Group will perform “Bridges or Walls” on:
Sunday, 14th January – St Barnabas Church at 10.30 a.m.
Sunday, 14th January – Little Common Methodist Church at 6.0 p.m.
Sunday, 21st January – Christchurch Methodist Church at 10.30 a.m.