Crowds gather for moving Leicester at the Cross event

Crowds gathered to follow and watch the moving re-enactment of Jesus’s trial, death and resurrection with ‘Leicester at the Cross’ in the city centre with the Bishop of Leicester and church leaders of different denominations.

Hundreds of  Christians as well as people of other faiths or none followed the procession between the event’s three stage locations of Cathedral Gardens, Market Square and Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, many stopping to watch the music, drama and poetry that played out the events of the first Good Friday and Easter Day.

Beth Cluer, who directed this year’s production of Leicester at the Cross, told ITV Central news reporters how thrilled she was at being able to stage this event that celebrates her faith to Christians and people of other faiths and none.

The news report of the event will be aired on local ITV this evening.

The event relies on volunteer actors, musicians, poets, sign language interpreters, stewards and many others and is supported by Churches Together Leicester, Leicester City Council, ShowSec, SoundCafe Leicester, Leicester Cathedral Choir, St Martins House and The Salvation Army among others.

In Market Harborough a similar event saw members of the public witnessing the Christian Easter story and a report of that will be aired on BBC East Midlands Today this evening too.

You can also watch a video of Bishop Martyn’s Easter message by clicking here.

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