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Photo Feature: Walk of Witness

Published on: 2 Apr, 2024
Updated on: 2 Apr, 2024

Rain showers did not deter Christians from around the Guildford area from completing the traditional Walk of Witness on Good Friday (March 29), the first since the Canon Robert Cotton retired last year.

Guildford Christians assemble at the Rotunda.

The traditional route was followed, beginning at the Rotunda at the bottom of North Street with an opening hymn (‘When I survey the wonderous cross’), a prayer and a reading from the Gospel of Mark (chapter 15 verses 1-5) before progressing along Friary Street and up the High Street to Tunsgate.

The processions heads down Friary Street…

… and then up the High Street.

The procession was led by the traditional large cross. A further reading from Mark (chapter 15, verses 21-24) was given at Tunsgate Arch together with a prayer.

The procession, led by a cross, paused at Tunsgate Arch for a reading…

The weather was much improved as the procession moved up to the final stop, the steps of Holy Trinity Church for a final reading (Mark, chapter 15, verses 25-32) final sermon and singing of two further final hymns (‘Were you there when they crucified my Lord’ and ‘there is a green hill far away’).

… before arriving at its destination at the steps of Holy Trinity Church at the top of the High Street where there were further readings and prayers.

Music was provided at each stop by the Salvation Army.

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