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Passion play performed by all ages under the iconic town hall.
Bankers and traffic wardens shared their distress on stage as a cross was carried before the crowd in Market Place on Good Friday.
The town’s sixth Passion Play drew on wider themes and an Oscar Wilde fable between songs proclaiming Jesus Christ as the world’s saviour and servant king.
Co-organiser Michael Johnson said: “We are trying to connect the story of Jesus’ life and death to the rest of life. We start with the bigger picture and then work towards what happened with the crucifixion.
“This event is launched by the churches in Wokingham but it includes other community groups as well. The idea of doing it in Market Place is that it’s a story not just for the churches.
“The story of The Selfish Giant [by Oscar Wilde] was a story some of our children had been working on in after school clubs this term, so we incorporated that into our journey towards the cross.”
A large crowd gathered to watch performers, including youngsters from the town’s Stage-Fright community theatre, after the wooden cross was carried from All Saints Church in Norreys Avenue.
Mr Johnson added: “One of the themes to come out of our play this year was that Jesus stood alongside people who felt marginalised; people who felt themselves to be on the edge of society.
“In many of the stories of Jesus he comes and lifts them up. He was so concerned to stand alongside people that he got into trouble and was put to death.
“The fact he was prepared to go through that is such a good thing.”
Wendy Preston, 60, of Binfield Road, said: “I thought it was really thought provoking. It was really varied and everything that was done caused me to think again.
“In the busyness of life it’s easy to gloss over Easter and it was good not to do that.”