Christian Drama Scripts

Sketches and Plays for Church Drama

Welcome to the Christian Drama Service!

I have been writing sketches, monologues and the odd poem for some years now. Most have been used in church services or meetings at St Nicholas Church in Sevenoaks in Kent. I have decided to make a number of them more widely available in the hope that they might prove helpful to other churches and Christian groups.

Although I do not expect payment for their use, I would be most grateful for feedback about the items, and have provided an email address for you to contact me with your comments. If this service proves of value, I may consider accepting commissions.

Let me know what you think!

In His service,



Gail Featherstone

Another Boring Night Shift

Two rather posh sounding 'airmen' (actually angels) are on a night shift when a (modern-day) version of the nativity takes place in front of them.

Another Boring Night Shift 2

Two 'airmen' (actually angels) are on duty when a (modern-day) version of the nativity takes place in front of them.This skit is written in the style of the  'Armstrong and Miller' airmen sketches, using 'street vocabulary' with posh accents...

Bert and Lettie

Titanic Script about life and death. A young couple plan for a new life together without knowing how short life can be.

Don't Want To!

A script based on 2 Corinthians 9 vv. 6 - 15 which may be suitable for Harvest festival or a 'Pledge' service.

Grace symbolises all of us in the developed world: spoilt, ungrateful and selfish.

Doubting Thomas: John 20 vv. 24 - 29

'...I don't think there's anything wrong with doubts...'

Ecclesiastes 1 and 2

3 modern-day contexts for the 'Preacher's' asserion that all is meaningless...

Faith and Actions: James 2 vv 14 - 26

Two men from the same church but in very different financial situations meet outside a supermarket...A contemporary context for the message of this passage - that 'faith without deeds is dead.' (verse 26)

Golden Calf 1: Exodus 32

Mrs Everyone gets her priorities wrong and finally runs out of time. A modern take on the story of how the Israelites bowed down to a golden calf (Exodus 32 vv.1 - 35)

Golden Calf 2: Exodus 32

A young woman falls for a modern-day equivalent of the golden calf and abandons everything of true worth in her life.

It's What It's All About

Two colleagues discuss the true meaning of Christmas. Meanwhile, Mary and Joseph make their way to Bethlehem...

Jesus' Healing Ministry:

I have tried to dramatise this passage, which describes one of Jesus' healing miracles, in a modern idiom and from the imagined perspective of two onlookers.

Jonah on the Psychiatrist's Couch

An attempt to retell the story of Jonah within a modern context - that of a radio programme which attempts to probe the motivation of various 'celebrities'.

Jonah on the Psychiatrist's Couch 2

A sequel to the first sketch, following the story of Jonah to the end and uncovering how he really felt about the Ninevites he was sent to save...

Mary's Thoughts: Luke 1 vv.26 - 38

I have tried to imagine how Mary – a young, unmarried village girl - would really have felt about becoming the mother of Jesus.

Matthew 9 : Jesus Heals a Paralysed Man

Taken from Matthew 9 vv. 1 - 8

Nativity Play

A possible framework for a nativity play suitable for church or school.

On the Cross

A poem...


The nature of parental - and therefore God the Father's - love

Passover Night: Exodus 12

The story of the first Passover in Egypt, when all first-born sons were in mortal danger, seen from the perspective of a modern first-born son...

Pilate and Truth

A personal 'take' on an old story... (This sketch was written just before a Presidential election in the USA - hence the American accents).

The Barman at the Inn

The events of the Nativity seen through the eyes of a fictional - overworked - barman at the inn.

The Rape of Tamar: 2 Samuel 13 vv. 1 - 22

I tried very hard to get into the mind of Tamar and, since the story touches on incest and rape, it should not be treated lightly. When we performed it at St Nic's the actress sat behind a screen which was back-lit to create the effect you see on news bulletins where a victim or witness of a crime wants to remain anonymous.

The X-Mas Factor

A 'Christian' take on a popular TV talent show with one or two familiar characters...

Why Do You Come To Church? A Survey

A tongue-in-cheek survey of church-goers and the motivation behind their attendance...