Pukaar News – Leicester

Preparations Under Way for Good Friday Event in Leicester

The Leicester @ the Cross event will return for a second year, with thousands of people expected to attend on Good Friday.

Thousands celebrate Good Friday in Leicester at the 2014 event.  Credit. Pukaar News

Thousands celebrate Good Friday in Leicester at the 2014 event. Credit. Pukaar News

 

The preparations are already under way for this years event, which will take place from 11am – 12noon on Friday 3rd April at Humberstone Gate.

 

Leicester @ the Cross tells the story of Jesus’s crucifixion and is told through a mix of music, classic hymns and contemporary songs, drama, Gospel Choir, and prayers led by the Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey, Chris Webb.

 

This will also be the last Good Friday on which Bishop Tim Stevens, who retires in July, will address the crowds and pray for God’s Easter blessing on the city.

 

New artistic performers including the creation of a piece of live art, a Christian rap artist and a deaf choir will be added to the event

Preparations are already under way for Leicester @ the Cross on Good Friday. Credit. Pukaar News

Preparations are already under way for Leicester @ the Cross on Good Friday. Credit. Pukaar News

 

Up to five thousand people are expected to attend, gathering from miles around to watch the performance and join together in prayer.

 

Traditionally, the good Friday event event has been organised by Christ in the Centre, but due to a lack of funding, it was replaced last year by Leicester @ the Cross.

 

Leicester @ the Cross 2015 is from 11am- 12noon Friday 3rd April at Humberstone Gate

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