Epsom’s sixth Passion Play was attended by a large crowd on Good Friday.

Churches Together in Epsom worked across six Christian denominations to remember the crucifixion of Jesus more than 2000 years ago.

This year the script was reworked by Craig Donovan, who also directed both the actors and musicians. Andy Hards, from Christ Church in Epsom, played Jesus.

Susan Curtis, from Churches Together in Epsom, said: “The Christian churches in Epsom are very grateful to have this annual opportunity to share their faith in an accessible and dramatic way, in what is now very much an Epsom community event.”

The audience and actors gathered at Dulshott Green to witness Jesus’ betrayal by Judas, arrest trails and torment in the garden.

Onlookers were incorporated into the drama as a crowd, many of whom were shouting for Christ’s crucifixion.

The procession then moved from the Green to Market Square along the High Street, with Jesus carrying his cross and the crowd shouting.

The crucifixion scene happened in Epsom’s market place; the actor playing Pilate silenced the crowd and Jesus was executed.

Easter Sunday, when Jesus’ body is discovered missing and Mary encounters the risen Jesus, was also portrayed.

After celebratory singing from cast and crowd, the new chair of Churches Together in Epsom, Chris Shaw, finished with words of blessing.

The crowd were refreshed with buns and a tent remained in the town centre for people to come for refection or information.