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Take Your Place at Sydney’s Martin Place for Wesley Mission’s live Good Friday 2023 performance

Wesley Mission – Good Friday Live Performance
1 pm, Friday 7 April 2023
Martin Place, Sydney CBD

Everyone is invited to Take Your Place with Wesley Mission on Good Friday in Sydney’s Martin Place for a free interactive street theatre performance that will witness Jesus carrying the Cross.

With a cast of more than thirty, the Good Friday performance uses story, symbolism, music, ensemble movement and design to activate the city streets, transforming Martin Place into a busker’s paradise, a Da Vinci painting, a lonely wilderness, and a pop-up cathedral.

Emphasising the importance of the day, Wesley Mission CEO Rev Stu Cameron says, “On Good Friday, it is not uncommon to hear people ask, ‘what’s so good about it?’. But the Cross reveals Jesus’ sacrificial love, and we meet a Saviour who is not removed from the challenging realities of life, but who knows our struggles.”

“Easter is the central festival that marks the Christian faith even more than Christmas. It was Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection that changed the course of human history and the lives of billions of people since, including me,” Cameron says.

Following the performance, people are invited to respond by laying petals on the Cross.

MEDIA CALL: 1pm Good Friday, Martin Place Amphitheatre

Media should assemble at Martin Place Amphitheatre at 12.45pm and will have full access to capture the performance up close and move along with the action.

  • Jesus will carry the heavy wooden cross through Martin Place
  • Crowd will be invited to respond by placing white flower petals on to a super-sized red fabric cross that stretches the length of the performance space in Martin Place Terraces

Talent present for interview:

  • Jesus and the diverse performance cast
  • Rev Stu Cameron, CEO and Superintendent of Wesley Mission
  • Bethany Simons, Director

Media contacts:

Anne Holt on 0418 628 342 or

Good Friday Martin Place 2023
Good Friday Martin Place cross 2023

CEO of Wesley Mission, Rev Stu Cameron’s 2023 Easter message is available for download: Video, audio and transcript

About Wesley Mission

Wesley Mission provides practical care and support for more than 130,000 people annually in NSW and across Australia, including help for people experiencing homelessness, local community action groups preventing suicide, and gambling and financial counselling among more than 120 programs.

Wesley Mission’s nine congregations welcome more than 1,500 people each week to worship in four languages – English, Mandarin, Indonesian and Samoan.

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