The Whitehall Easter Service - 29 March 2012
More than 250 people enjoyed the annual Whitehall Easter Service held in the Emmanuel Centre on 29th March. The Wintershall Trust, who are also responsible for the Trafalgar Square Passion Play, enacted 3 scenes around which we developed the service. Canon Andrew Tremlett from Westminster Abbey introduced the service which started with the scene of the trial and accusation of Jesus. The central scene was an enactment of the crucifixion after which Debbie Sahadeo Rowden (ex Scotland Office) sang a beautiful and moving solo rendition of an old Wesleyan hymn 'Here beneath the Cross'. The Government's top lawyer, Attorney General Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, explored the evidence for the resurrection in his talk. Prayers were led by Pastor Jonathan Oloyede (from the Global Day of Prayer team) with worship led by Trevor Payne (MoD) and a CiG band and the event closed with an enactment of the resurrection of Jesus. All who were present were moved by the Service. Having such good performers acting out key roles seemed to give real power to the words of the Gospel whilst the worship really touched hearts. Thank you to all who helped out, supported and attended – especially those on the door and our wonderful team of stewards. The retiring collection of £480 will go towards the costs of the service.
Below are some images of the Easter Service. Single click on an image, click the right arrow and a presentation will start.