Morley was a hive of Easter activity during the holiday weekend as residents marked the year’s major Christian festival.
Members of Morley Community Church spent Maundy Thursday re-enacting the Last Supper, preparing their own Passover meal similar to the biblical feast and enjoying the customs of Jewish families. The Passover originated thousands of years ago just before the Jews made their exodus from Egypt. Traditional symbols and food were used and the original order of the meal was followed. The congregration also washed each other’s feet, mirroring Jesus’s gesture in the gospel.
Local historian Andy Dalton then spoke about the influence of Jewish professionals in Morley life, including local doctors Dr Tobias, Dr Levi and Dr de Keyser, dentist Harry Bickler and pharmacist Maurice Cutler.
“Church members found the meal to be a delightful experience and gained an insight into a key festival of the Jewish faith and its relevance to Christianity,” said Andy.
Nursery pupils at Asquith Primary School showed off their Easter bonnets during an egg hunt, an residents of Dolphin House care home also made their own creations for a bonnet competition at St Peter’s Luncheon Club. Coun Judith Elliott judged the event and guests were entertained by singers Kim and Dave Valentine.