Easter comes alive at Baptist church

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Ashburton Baptist church children and families ministry leader Delia Fox near The Last Supper scene at the church's interactive Easter Trail.

An interactive and sensory display depicting events leading up to the resurrection of Jesus Christ is on now at the Ashburton Baptist Church.

Members of the church, volunteers, artists and businesses in the community have come together to bring the Easter Trail biblical story alive.

A scene in the foyer of the Ashburton Baptist Church gives some insight into the visual display on show in the auditorium.

There are adult and children activities to go along the route.

It’s a free visual and sensory journey, open to anyone in the community to view – people just have to book first.

Tickets can be booked at www.ashburtonbaptistchurch/events

Church children and families ministry leader Delia Fox said each session was limited to 15 people. Already 500 tickets had been booked, in its first two days of operation.

It started yesterday and continues until Wednesday (April 13).

Church volunteer Julia Crosson leads a tour to a group on the Ashburton Baptist Church’s Easter Trail.

Tickets are free, but limited to 1600 across the week, Mrs Fox said.

There were daily sessions scheduled every 20 minutes for a one hour tour through the church auditorium, lead by church volunteers.

Most daily sessions start from 10am.

The 10 stations, which help unveil some of the many layers of symbolism and depth in the bible, start with the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday where he was welcomed with great enthusiasm.

It includes the last supper, the betrayal events in the garden of Gethsemane,
Jesus on trial and his death on the cross resulting in the tear of the temple curtain to the the resurrection and reappearance of Jesus.