Sun shines over crowds gathered for Bexhill’s annual Walk of Witness

Over 200 people joined together in sunshine for the Good Friday Walk around the town centre.

This was arranged by Churches Together in Bexhill (CTIB) and almost 20 member churches were represented. People assembled at the De La Warr Pavilion Metropole Lawn and were welcomed by CTIB chairman, the Rev Graham Holliday. At the head of the Walk a large cross was carried. The event was arranged by Michael Ensor, and traffic marshalls were under the guidance of John Black.

Good Friday commemorates the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. The Walk stopped briefly in Devonshire Square when the hymn ‘There is a green hill far away’ was introduced by Rev Graham Holliday and sung, and prayers said for the town and community. The Walk then proceeded to the Town Hall Square and after the singing of ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’ and further prayers, the cross was erected and remained there until Bank Holiday Monday.

The cross is symbolic of the Christian faith and on Easter Day services in all of the churches celebrated the wonder of our Lord’s resurrection. Churches of the town are united in their commemoration of Good Friday and this is part of the reason for the Walk, in addition to the witness to the people in the town. Leaflets were handed out to any who wanted to know more.

CTIB has made plans for all churches to unite in open air hymn singing at the Colonnade on Sundays July 6, 13 and 20 at 8pm, and then on Sunday July 27 at 6pm a united time of celebration will be held in the De La Warr Pavilion theatre. All are invited and will be given a warm welcome at any of the CTIB churches.