God and chips on the menu at Seaton

Christian fun day with free French fries goes down a treat

GOD and chips was a recipe for success when more than 100 people turned out for a day of Christian fun at Seaton – and some free French fries.

The “Book of life” event, at Eyre Court Hotel, was a fast moving celebration of the Bible and it’s ongoing relevance today.

Proceedings were started by town crier David Craner before church leaders from across the area took to the stage.

Amongst them was the Reverend Simon d’Albertanson who read the nativity story from the old English Bible, while Reverend Gavin Tyte, took part in a Bible rap battle.

Jeremy Trew and Linda Chester then took on the personas of “Mr and Miss-conception” to perform the first in a series of short Bible myth-busting dramas.

One of the highlights of the event was a programme of four songs performed by children from Seaton Primary School, accompanied by their music teacher Simon Lewis.

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The Messy Church children also performed a puppet show accompanied by a pantomime donkey. Later, Hayley Jones won �20 in a quiz. where contestants had to decide whether popular phases were in or out of the Bible.

The day concluded with the account of Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000, read in a number of translations, ranging from the original Greek to “The Street Bible”, before free chips were handed out by Mary Casey and the Freedom Caf� team, delivered right on cue from the fryers of Seaton’s Fish Bar.

The following day Seaton shoppers had the chance to hear the Bible read live throughout the day.

Over 30 people took turns to read the accounts of Jesus’ life, from the gospels, on the steps of the United Reformed Church, Cross Street.

It was started with the Gospel of Mathew at 7am by Mr d’Albertanson, chairman of the local Christians Together group which organised the Bible Live event to mark the 400th anniversary its translation into English.

Seven-and-a-half-hours and 30 readers later, Chris Smith, from Seaton Baptist Church, completed Luke’s Gospel.

He said: “It was a great achievement, and lovely to share it with people from

all the churches in the town.”