Hundreds of Pounds raised for Contact the Elderly

Christian Voices‘ performances of Teacher in the Temple in May 2017 were in aid of the local branch of Contact the Elderly.

The charity (registered in England and Wales, #1146149) is “solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people“.  The work done by these simple acts of kindness (monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties) is often considered a life line to some of the most lonely members of our society.

We’re therefore very pleased to announce that through the generosity of our audiences we have raised the amazing sum of £700 for Contact the Elderly.

Thank you to all who attended and donated.  As always, very much appreciated.

Comment: “Interesting New Take”

Christian Voices are often touched by the comments we receive from our audiences.  We’re grateful that you enjoy and appreciate the messages we try to portray.  Thank you.

Two of our regular “commentators” are John Mewett and Vanessa Wood.  Always supportive and complimentary and their feedback on our May 2017 play, Teacher in the Temple, was no exception.

We were so sorry to find out the sad news about Graham – the Group must feel his loss terribly.
A good story that was written and portrayed very thoughtfully and acted extremely well.
An interesting new take on the music and a very positive and confident performance from Temi.
It was nice to see how Jamie’s and Laura’s confidence continues to grow with each new play.

Thank you, John & Vanessa.  Graham has indeed left a hole in all our hearts.
We too were impressed with our new member, Temi, and the youngsters who continue to be an inspiration to the rest of the group.

 

Teacher touring Bexhill

The day has come and Teacher in the Temple finally gets its first performance. We’ll be at Sackville Road Methodist Church at 3pm.


Christian Voices have been inspired by the story of Jesus being lost in the Temple as a child for the latest play – meeting the people who travelled with the Holy Family for Passover. Continue reading

Bexhill Observer: Passionate play will celebrate Passover

In the Your News section of the Bexhill Observer (Friday, 21st April, 2016) a short article announced the next Christian Voices play Teacher in the Temple.

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Lecture Tour Announced

Christian Voices next play will be performed this May (2017) at six locations.

Teacher in the Temple tells the story of Joseph and Mary taking the young Jesus to the Temple for Passover.  The pilgrimage to Jerusalem gives us an insight into how the Christ-Child may have interacted with the people he meets.

Then, of course, any parent’s worst nightmare. Your child goes missing.  How would you react?  What if you knew your child was the Messiah?


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Graham Payne (14/Feb/1948 – 29/Mar/2017)

It’s with great sadness we have heard today of the passing of our dear friend, Graham Payne.

We will all miss his great friendship, warmth, kindness, talent and his wonderful sense of humour. 

Graham played a most active role in Christian Voices, joining us back in 2011 for The Great Banquet.  Graham was ever-present from that point forward, acting in sixteen Plays.  A memorable Malachi, Zechariah, Paul, and many others.  Graham also directed No Room At The Inn in 2014 and The Runaway Slave and Another Way Home, both in 2015.

 It has been our privilege to have known Graham.  Our love and prayers go out to Graham’s family and friends.

Sasbah Newsletter: Christian Voices

Here’s an article from the Spring/Winter 2017 edition of the Sasbah Newsletter.



We at Christian Voices were proud to be able to raise £625 for Sasbah. As they say on their website:

Working with those in Sussex with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus to create and develop their best opportunities.

Big thank you to our audiences at The Miraculous Birth for their generosity.

Twenty Productions by Christian Voices

Christian Voices have been retelling the stories of the New and Old Testaments to audiences in East Sussex since 2008.  From churches and church halls to care homes and schools the lessons that can be learnt from the Bible have been put to audiences as drama and music in no less than twenty productions!

The time has passed quickly for us and we hope that each and every play brings something new to our audiences, even to well known narratives of Our Lord‘s life and message.

Our twentieth production concentrated on the Angelic visitation to the Shepherds.  Perhaps we should wonder how we, today would react to such an event – let alone how we may treat anyone who came to us talking of Angelic Hosts and Holy Lights…

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Picture Perfect – maybe

We’ve posted up some pictures taken during the Christian Voices performances of The Miraculous Birth in October 2016.

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Hope you can see how much we enjoyed putting on the play.  A wonderful story that we were proud to retell.

The photos can be found here.

A Miraculous Page

A bit late but we have now uploaded our main page for last years production of The Miraculous Birth.

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We’ve got the script, programme, pamphlet and cast list all ready for you to take a look.

We really enjoyed putting on the story of Elizabeth and Zechariah and hope that all our audiences appreciated our take on this important Christian tale.

You can find more details about our October 2016 production here.