Message in a tableau

The congregation of Ryde Baptist Church is not congregating, but they are still trying to send a message of hope to passers-by. This tableau in the window of The George Street Centre shows John and Mary at the foot of the cross on which can be seen just the legs of Jesus. 

The reason for the Roman banner is that Jesus not only cared for his mother, but forgave the soldiers who crucified him. Julie Croydon said: “I hope to call into the empty Centre once a week when shopping at the Co-op to change the tableaux.”