New Christian play unveiled this month

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Musical drama group Christian Voices will perform their latest production at various venues across Bexhill and Hastings.

The play is called Malachi and is based on what happens when the prophet Malachi meets Christian people leading unchristian lives.

It was written by Alan Young, of St Martha’s Church, and the songs composed by Dave Chamberlin, of All Saints Church.

Alan said: “I have written about Christian people who, at the time of Malachi, were bored with their lives and had turned away from God.

“Their visits to the temple had become perfunctory and were uninspired by the sermons they heard.

“The people were not helped by the priests, who were now lax and corrupt. Malachi is shocked when he finds out how unfaithful to God the people and priests have both been.”

The play was written by Caroline Cox, of St Peter’s Church. Caroline said, “Although the book of Malachi is from the Old Testament, it is very relevant for us today.

“How do we perceive each other? How do we react to each other? What do we value in life?

“Directing this new play of Alan’s and exploring these questions with the actors has been both challenging and rewarding. I am sure our audiences will leave with plenty of food for thought.”

Christian Voices do not make an admission charge but choose a charity or good cause and are very grateful for any donation at the end of their performance.

This time they have chosen Dragonflies, a local charity that support children, young

people and their families who are struggling to cope with the death of someone close to them.

For more information, their website is www.fsncharity.co.uk/dragonflies.htm

Christian Voices will be performing Malachi at:

Ninfield Methodist Church Hall on Saturday 11th April at 3 pm.

St Martha’s Church Hall on Monday 13th April at 8pm.

Beulah Baptist Church on Tuesday 14th April at 7.45 p.m.

Calvert Methodist Church, Hastings on Thursday 16th April at 7.45 p.m. St Peter’s Community Centre on Sunday 19th April at 9.45 a.m.

Bexhill United Reformed Church on Sunday 19th April at 3.0 p.m.