Easter events at Kirk

Easter at the Old Kirk
Easter at the Old Kirk

A VARIED programme heralds the approach of Easter at Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk with song, a health fair, exercise, drama and quiet reflection all open to the community.

On Saturday lovers of Broadway shows have an opportunity to join the cast for a day. Register at the Old Kirk at 9.30 a.m. and spend the day rehearsing, ready for your Broadway performance that evening. ‘Come and Sing Broadway Musicals’ is run by Fife Opera, and tickets will be on sale at the door.

Women and children can celebrate International Women’s Week with a Health Fair run by FRAE Fife from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Entry is free and visitors can enjoy ethnic food, health stalls and arts and craft stalls.

On Sunday music is back on the menu as Bob Barclay conducts Kirkcaldy Choral Union in Karl Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’. The Palm Sunday concert at 7.15 p.m. marks the start of Holy Week with a ‘Mass for Peace’. Tickets priced £10 for adults and £7.50 for students, can be bought at the door.

Holy Week continues with ‘Lunchtime Reflections’ from Monday to Friday next week. The Church will be open to visitors from noon to 2.00 p.m. to walk around or sit in quiet contemplation. There will be a 20 minute reflection at 12.30 p.m. each day, led by a member of a local church, with all invited to join. A Fair Trade cafe will be open.

In the evening next Monday and Tuesday the Auld Kirk Players will present a new play specially written for Holy Week by one of its members, Isabel Coventry. It will be performed in the Hunter Hall at 7.00 p.m. Entry is free but donations will be taken for charity.

The week finishes with an Easter celebration by Destiny Church in the Old Kirk at 10.30 a.m. to which all are welcome.