GALLERY and VIDEO: 200 join Walk of Witness to mark a poignant day in the Christian calendar in Wisbech

A large contingent from Wisbech churches gathered for a Walk of Witness through the town, intermingl

A large contingent from Wisbech churches gathered for a Walk of Witness through the town, intermingling with shoppers, passers by, stall holders and others on the first of the four day Easter break - Credit: Archant

IT remains the most poignant of days in the Christian calendar- and on a damp, cold, March morning a surprisingly large turn out was there to insist on it not going unrecognised.

A large contingent from Wisbech churches gathered for a Walk of Witness through the town, intermingl

A large contingent from Wisbech churches gathered for a Walk of Witness through the town, intermingling with shoppers, passers by, stall holders and others on the first of the four day Easter break - Credit: Archant

A large contingent from Wisbech churches gathered for a Walk of Witness through the town, intermingling with shoppers, passers by, stall holders and others on the first of the four day Easter break.

For many Good Friday, and the start of the weekend, is the defining moment, recalling when Jesus was arrested and tried and then forced to carry his own cross in readiness for his crucifixion.

“We started our procession outside the Baptist church and in the driving snow,” said Matt McChlery of The King’s Church, Wisbech.

Slowly the procession of around 200 silently made its way through the town, stopping outside the Reformed Church in The Crescent and then onto St Peter’s and St Paul’s.


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“The procession then made its way up to the bus station in the Horse Fair Shopping Centre, ending in the Market Place,” said Mr McChlery

“At each stop, the walkers sung hymns and read together the various stages of Jesus’ crucifixion from The Bible.”

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He said organisers “were very happy with the turn out and thought it was fantastic to see the Christian church in the town working together to make a positive impact upon our community.”

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