Breaking Day by Riding Lights

Breaking Day by Riding Lights - St Pauls Maidstone

We have been given access to a passion play called Breaking Day produced especially for this on-line period by Riding Lights.  The terms of the licence to view are that we must keep a register of everyone who watches the play so please send an e-mail to the church ( and provide the names of all those who will be viewing the video.

As day begins to break on Good Friday, the occupying Governor’s tenuous grip on authority is slipping. It’s festival time in Jerusalem but his wife is plagued with disturbing dreams. Amid the demands of the Sanhedrin and the murderous cries of the mob, the lines between personal and political in Pilate’s house start to blur.  The teacher at the centre of it all remains silent.

Confused by the hopes and fears of her people, a Jewish servant in the Praetorium, clearly knows more than she should. Pilate wrestles with a quandary of his own devising while outside momentum is gathering – the power of the Capitol in tension with the will of the people. 

With stark intimacy, Breaking Day casts a surprising light on the death of Jesus from inside the Governor’s household, immersing us in the decisions that led to crucifixion. Filmed remotely in an innovative lockdown style, Breaking Day is a virtual passion play for Easter 2021.

We will send the link to you as quickly as possible and it must be viewed before 15th April to comply with the terms of the licence.