Good Friday’s true meaning is recalled
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.
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.
“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.