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Dying... for chocolate?

The team behind Easter Icons, a mini contemporary stations of the cross, take the message onto the streets

‘Some may shock, some may amuse, but hopefully all will catch the eye as a means of bringing the story of Jesus to a wider audience.’

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That’s the view of the team behind Easter Icons, a series of artworks and signs depicting a modern take on the Easter story placed in around Southend.

The images feature a magazine cover with Jesus on the front alongside the message "Body to die for?", chocolate wrappers shaped into a cross with the words “Dying for chocolate?” and a newspaper board with the headline “Dead Man Walking”.
They have been assembled by Baptist ministers Andy Goodliff and Steve Tinning and Hannah Bucke, the Methodist town centre minister.

Last year the team took over an empty shop in Southend to host Easter Icons. It’s all about an attempt to share the Easter story outside a church building, they say.

‘As Giles Fraser said in his Saturday (Guardian) column last week “This story does not want to be trapped in a church.”

‘The small team behind Easter Icons think he's right.’
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Baptist Times, 02/04/2015
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