Enriching Christian worship through music and the arts


Palms and Thorns


A drama-based day or reflection on the events of Holy Week


For all who love to worship through drama and mime

Come and take part in a day of reflection of the events of Holy Week, using improvised drama and mime, starting at 11am.. At 5.30pm, participants will present drama alongside Cantus Firmus Choir in the Palms and Thorns service.

Is admission free?

For those taking part in the drama workshop, a donation of £10 is requested, to cover the cost of materials.

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A reflective service with music and drama


Reflections for Holy week in music and drama

Palms and Thorns is somewhere between a church service, a concert and a play. It has elements of all three.

The music is wide-ranging, from 16th-century choral music to the present day - including extracts from Handel's Messiah, music from the Iona Community, hymns old and new, and contemporary choral pieces.

There is drama - the result of a drama improvsiation workshop that begins earlier in the day.

As in a normal church service, there are parts where the congregation join in - in prayers, hymns and songs.

Together these elements combine to tell the powerful story of Jesus' journey from Palm Sunday, when he rides triumphantly into Jerusalem, worshipped by crowds waving palm branches, to Calvary just a few days later, where a crown of thorns is pressed onto his head as he is crucified. How and why did palms becomes thorns?

Is admission free?

Yes, there is no charge to be in the congregation, though, as with most church services, an offering will be taken to help cover costs.

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