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Hundreds gather for Walk of Witness in Bury St Edmunds

Churches from across the Bury St Edmunds area came together on Good Friday for a Walk of Witness to mark the true meaning of Easter.

The annual event, which attracted hundreds of people, saw crowds march through Bury’s town centre following a large wooden cross and accompanied by a single drum beat.

Organised by Churches Together in Bury St Edmunds and District, it represented Christ’s journey through Jerusalem.

Walk of Witness in Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Richard Marsham.
Walk of Witness in Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Richard Marsham.

Heather Corbell, chair of the group, said: “There was a larger number of churches involved this year, which was good and I think we had a bigger number of people at the cathedral.

“We took New Testaments which we gave to poeple along the route and we gave some leaflets explaining what Easter is all about."

The event started with a service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral attended by about 800 people.

A procession then moved across Angel Hill, up Abbeygate Street and through Buttermarket to a stage on Cornhill, where there were about 400 people who enjoyed a short service of songs How Deep The Father’s Love For Us and Come and See.

There were also dramatised readings with four characters from the time of Christ and two modern day witnesses.

Mrs Corbell added: “The reaction was really very good.

“People stood and watched very respectfully as we walked by. Some were smiling and some were just nodding to us.

“I was very pleased with the support of the churches that
took part and the large number of people.

“It was a very good atmosphere.”

  • For a full spread of pictures, see Friday's Bury Free Press newspaper.

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