TWO COMMUNITIES brought the Bible to life on Sunday with a host of fun-packed family activities linked to the Exodus story.
In a re-enactment of the tale, which describes how God led the Israelites out of a life of hardship and slavery in ancient Egypt, villagers walked between St Mary’s Church, in Woolpit ,and All Saints, Church, in Drinkstone.
For a more convincing portrayal of the Israelis, many dressed in long robes and headdresses, while some also wore masks.
Their journey, denoted by community-made Israelite scarecrows, took them on a treasure hunt through the Red Sea, by the water from rock miracle and past the bitter waters depicted in the Exodus story.
The exhibits, including a pharaoh, pyramids, obelisks and palm trees, were made from recycled materials and many were made by local children during community craft days in the lead-up to the event, which was held as part of the Lavenham Deanery 400-year King James Bible celebrations.
A family fun church service at St Mary’s, with crafts and a barbecue in the churchyard, got the day started, while more refreshments, a bouncy castle, a PowerPoint Ten Commandments display and exhibits of the Ark of the Covenant and a life-sized Moses awaited participants at Mount Sinai, otherwise known as All Saints Church.