Families relive Exodus story

Woolpit and Drinkstone church go Egyptian'Sue Griffin Co-ordinator with Moses and Mike and Sue Birt
Woolpit and Drinkstone church go Egyptian'Sue Griffin Co-ordinator with Moses and Mike and Sue Birt
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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.

Woolpit and Drinkstone church go Egyptian'Paul Clarke with Ramesses

Woolpit and Drinkstone church go Egyptian'Paul Clarke with Ramesses

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.