Good Friday’s true meaning is recalled

The Walk  of Witness cross in Hanchett Square ANL-150604-220532009
The Walk of Witness cross in Hanchett Square ANL-150604-220532009
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Hundreds of people from churches in and around Bury St Edmunds took part in a Walk of Witness through the town on Good Friday.

The multi-denomonational throng began with a short service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, led by the dean the Very Rev Frances Ward, then processed via Angel Hill, Abbeygate Street, and Woolhill Street to the arc.

Members of Vineyards Church carry the cross leading the walk along Angel Hill ANL-150604-220335009

Members of Vineyards Church carry the cross leading the walk along Angel Hill ANL-150604-220335009

There, a service held around a cross, carried by young people from Vineyards Church, was led by Rev Rob Green of Garland Street Baptist Church.

They then walked down through the town to the Abbey Gardens where a final short service was led by the Rev Julia Mann of St John’s Church, before they were served hot cross buns at Garland Street Baptist Church Hall.

The procession was organised by Churches Together in Bury St Edmunds, a multi-denomonational organisation of churches in and around the town.

One of the organisers , Ellish Heath said: “It was a Walk of Witness on Good Friday to show what we think Good Friday is about.

Walkers pack Hanchett Square for a service  ANL-150604-220543009

Walkers pack Hanchett Square for a service ANL-150604-220543009

“Someone said there were about 500 people there.

“It was really lovely and though it was cloudy and a bit cool, it didn’t rain.”

The procession is organised by different people each year.