Review: Latest Christian Voices play “Food for Thought”

Here’s a review of the latest Christian Voices‘ play, “Gifts from God“, from Sandy Willard who is a Steward at Christchurch Methodist Church.

Congratulations once again Christian Voices for your superb presentation of ‘Gifts from God’. As always, the whole performance, the story, the acting, the music and songs, was brilliant and very much enjoyed by us all. Just how you do it, I don’t know, but we always look forward to your next visit.

A couple of members commented on how your group seems to have grown in number, which I’m sure, is good news for your team. I always look for Jamie King – I’m not sure if he and his dad have been with you since 2008, but I know he has been with you for a long time. Like all the members of Christian Voices he seems to really ‘feel’ what he is saying in his acting and for a lad of his age, I’m well impressed!

Your story gave ‘food for thought’, and I enjoyed the light hearted comments here and there. The sentiment of the story brought back memories to me of when I was at school. We were asked to use a set amount of money to try and put it to good use to make more money. Many bought cooking materials and made and sold cakes, others bought craft materials and made and sold cards and ornaments. I did make cakes but I just copied what others suggested – I was too cautious in thought and desperately worried I wouldn’t make enough or even lose it all. I very much felt for Joseph this morning, but hopefully in my older years the message of the story has got through to me!
Well done to you all Alan – we very much look forward to seeing you again in December.

With good wishes to you and to all Christian Voices members

Thanks, Sandy, and we are looking forward to our next play ourselves!

Poem: Gifts from God

A regular contributor, John B. Knight, has once again provided a most excellent poem about one of our plays.


Another amazing production
Type casting done so well,
Both the words and music
Are beyond what we could tell;

Dave and Graham’s playing
With Jac’s singing too,
Expressed to all so beautifully
God’s message to me and you;

The three servants Paul, John & Joseph
were very well portrayed,
And the imposing figure of the Master
so appropriately displayed;

And the two ladies Susan and Agnes
though smaller parts to play,
Really helped to set the scene
in a lovely way;

And finally Simon and Andrew
along with the Banker and Mark,
Gave to the Gospel Story
without doubt to me a top mark.

Keep up the writing Alan
and I will do the same,
Giving all the glory
to Jesus’ precious Name.

Thank you so much, John. A wonderfully-descriptive poem.

Christian Voices praise supportive Deacon

Thank you to everyone who supported Christian Voices this morning and gave so generously to Warming Up The Homeless.

We are all so very grateful to our dear friend, Deacon Olivia (of St. Peter’s Church, Bexhill), who retires this month, for all her unfailing support over the years.

All Christian Voices are feeling thankful and blessed.

Bexhill Observer: Group’s 28th production set to raise funds for Warming up the Homeless

Here’s the article from the Bexhill Observer, 27th September 2019.

The article announces Christian Voices‘ new play, Gifts from God. Donations after each performance will go to Warming up the Homeless (WUTH).

Caroline Cox directs the play and has been a volunteer with WUTH for over two years. WUTH covers Hastings, St. Leonard’s, Bexhill & Eastbourne handing out hot/cold drinks, food, clothing, sleeping bags and directs people towards other organisations that may be able to assist them further.

Latest Christian Voices play only weeks away…

Christian Voices will be performing “Gifts from God” between 12th and 20th of October 2019.

Please note the change of venue for , 18th Friday October – now at The Function Room at The Pelham!

When a wealthy master trusts his fortune to his three servants whilst he has to go away, he expects them to act wisely – perhaps even make him a profit.

But will the servants make the most of what has been given to them? Do any of us?

As usual, admission is free, but any donation given at the end of each performance will be in aid of Warming Up the Homeless(WUTH).

Gifts or talents, do we use what God has given us?

October 2019 sees a new play from Christian VoicesGifts from God!

When a wealthy master trusts his fortune to his three servants whilst he has to go away, he expects them to act wisely – perhaps even make him a profit.

But will the servants make the most of what has been given to them? Do any of us? Continue reading

Bexhill Observer: Bexhill group’s ‘best ever’ show raises big sum for charity

Christian Voices, the musical drama group, have raised an incredible £1,008 for Epilepsy Sussex from the performances of their play, “Justice from the Judge”.

So starts the latest article in the Bexhill Observer (14/Jun/2019). The full article can be found on the Observer website.

…or you can find the article in full here…

Letter from EpilepsySussex

It was Christian Voices great pleasure to recently present £1008 to EpilepsySussex.

They have very kindly acknowledged the generosity of our audiences with the attached letter.

Just a small quote:

“Epilepsy affects about 16,000 people in Sussex alone and it can be and often is a life altering condition.”

Thank you once again to all who donated so generously.

Review: Justice from the Judge

David Marsh, who goes to St Martha’s Church, sent us these lovely words after watching Justice from the Judge.

I thought the play was excellent! I really enjoyed it! It is not easy with that story to be able to draw out all the different messages about rules, law, respect etc effectively but I thought you pitched it just right. The central themes of determination through faith in the face of adversity and our enemies and continuing to pray even if all hope looks lost, were very well delivered. I thought the actors were superb and the songs very well matched.

Great work, sir! I look forward to the next one!

Another Review: Justice from the Judge

As we like to get feedback on our performances we thought you’d like to read another kind review of our latest play, Justice from the Judge.

Sandy Willard of Christchurch Methodist, a Christian Voices regular, has sent us these lovely words about that performance.

I know I thanked you this morning, and said how much I enjoyed your performance but I felt I just had to write to you to say again how I felt about everything connected with this play. As you know, I always enjoy every play, but somehow today was perfection in every way.

Everybody’s diction was so clear and loud, each member knew their words, they came in on cue, each member was so well cast, you and your wife changed the scenery without fuss as and when required, and of course your writing of the story from Luke, was excellent and I particularly liked that there were bits of humour in it. It was easy to watch, and the message was there loud and clear. I liked the way emphasised reference to God and prayer was so simply dealt with, especially in the closing of the performance. As always too I enjoyed Dave’s songs and his singing with your wife and the other lady – again, so simple words, but emphasised all that was told in the acting.

It was lovely too to see your daughters there with you and I think Jamie is doing so well with the group. He tells me he has been with you for some seven years, and it’s so good to follow him through all your presentations.

I really look forward to seeing you again for your next play but I just can’t see that you will be able to better today’s – it was truly great.