Bexhill Christian drama group’s 20th play with festive production

Members of musical drama group Christian Voices SUS-160812-094544001

A Bexhill Christian musical drama group will be performing a landmark 20th production with its annual Christmas play which starts on Sunday (December 11).

Christian Voices will perform an original play, Holy Light, written by founder Alan Young, at Ninfield Methodist Church at 10.30am.

The group will also do two shows at Little Common Methodist Church and Southlands Place Care Home the following Sunday (December 18).

Alan, of St Martha’s Church, founded the group in 2008 and has written all but one of its plays by dramatising stories from the Bible.

“When I write the plays, I try to bring out the human side of the biblical characters, as well as telling the story, because their strengths and weakness are the same as people have today,” he said.

Christian Voices’ first play, Lost and Found, based on the story of the prodigal son, was performed in All Saints Church.

“Eight people came to see us and half of those were members of my family,” Alan said.

“Since then, more and more people have come to see their plays and now the group enjoys a sizeable and loyal following.”

Christian Voices has raised more than £4,000 for charity through donations at the three plays a year since 2012.

St Peter’s Church Rev Olivia Werrett said: “Over the years Christian Voices has given us fresh insights and clear understanding on Bible stories and the profound truths behind them.”

For more information visit www.christianvoicesbexhill.com.

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