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Easter 2019

On Saturday 13th April 2019, a spectacular and dramatic outdoor performance portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ will fill Carlisle city centre.
There will be two performances, at 11am and 2pm, plenty of seating, friendly faces, refreshments and glorious sunshine!

Well, we may not be able to promise that but, whatever the weather, it's going to be special.

Produced by Classic Theatre Cumbria and supported by the Diocese of Carlisle, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church, Churches Together, the Salvation Army, and the free churches in Carlisle, this exciting production will be a fabulous display for the whole family.
Isaac Lawrence
Isaac Lawrence
Vicar of Scotby, Cotehill & Cumwhinton
John Davies
John Davies
Director, Classic Theatre Cumbria
Irene Roberts-Green
Irene Roberts-Green
Manager, Classic Theatre Cumbria
Envisioned by Issac Lawrence, Vicar of Scotby with Cotehill & Cumwhinton, the Passion Play will be performed twice on the day, Saturday 13th April 2019.

The play will be produced by Classic Theatre Cumbria, and directed by John Davies. Founded in 2014 by John Davies MA, ALAM and Irene Roberts-Green, Classic Theatre Cumbria is dedicated to staging plays in the classical repertoire in support of local charities and, preferably, in interesting venues. John has some amazing ideas for how the Passion Play will be staged.

Are you interested in:
acting, volunteering,
stewarding, prayer ministry,
hospitality... ?

Get in touch and a Team Leader will send you everything you need. There are many ways to join in...


Fancy performing in a play produced and directed by Cumbria’s finest theatre company, Classic Theatre Cumbria?
John Davies & Irene Roberts-Green

Prayer Ministry

You will have the opportunity to pray with people in and around the prayer tent on the day.
Rachel Williams, Methodist Church


The delight of welcoming and serving teas and coffees to many.
Mel & Steve Scoulding, Salvation Army

One Wish

Join the One Wish team to share your story to tell His Story. Training will be given in workshops before the event.
Mark & Kathy Knight, OM International


Youth is at the heart of all we do.
Join the youth team and speak to our young people from Carlisle.
Sophie Smith, Internship Programme Manager – Diocese of Carlisle


Be part of a team that has the responsibility of managing, supervising arrangements and keeping things in order.
Craig Flebu-Swainson, St. Luke’s Carlisle

Welcome Team

Be part of the spectacular welcome team. All you need is a welcoming smile inviting people to come and join in.

Safe Space Team

Our heart and role is to ensure a safe & peaceful space for everyone e.g. first aid, lost child, security etc.
Kathy Howe, Street Pastors

Financial Support
& Fundraising Ideas

Please help us raise funding and awareness
for this amazing event.

Financial Support

We would encourage you to talk to your church meetings to see if you can support this play financially through your funds
for missionary work.

100 Faces

You can be part of this amazing yet simple scheme. We need 100 people who can commit to giving £5 a month for 12 months. Can you find five people in your church who can make this commitment?

Bible Cookies

Take a box of 20 or 50 Bible cookies to put at the back of your church for a donation of £1 each. Enjoy a crunchy cookie and find inside a message from the Bible.

Loose Collection Box

Can you encourage people to take loose collection boxes home and put their spare change in it?

Fundraising Events

Can you support the Passion Play by holding a fundraising event? A coffee morning, quiz night, cake sale…

Church Collection

Would your church consider giving the collection from one of your Sunday services to Carlisle Passion Play?


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Please get in touch with Reverend Isaac Lawrence
01228 513205 / 07588 646918
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