Walk of Witness on Good Friday - “emotional” for our churches

Good Friday is “always a day charged with emotion for people with a Christian faith” and the annual Walk of Witness in Bexhill is an important local event for many.

Michaelk Ensor writes: “The Procession with the Cross travelled through the centre of town, from the De La Warr Pavilion Lawn through Sackville, Western, Devonshire, Marina, Station, and ending at the square in front of the Town Hall where the wooden cross was planted in the grass.

It is a good opportunity to do things together and remind people of both our Christian heritage and the importance of Christian faith for life today

In spite of the damp conditions there were approximately 150 people in the procession, representatives from most of the churches in Bexhill, and with many of the clergy joining with the throng.

The Procession paused at Devonshire Square, near to the Farmers Market, to sing an Easter Carol and to join in prayers of blessing for the town by Rev Nick Burton, and concluded the procession with our gathering in the Town Hall Square with singing another carol with prayers led by Rev Dave Bishop.

Following the Procession of the Cross there was a United service at Beualh Baptist Church in Clifford Road, but there were also church services in all the churches through out the town.

A special thanks to John Black for organising the marshals and the official Road Closure Order, and thanks to the car drivers for their patience in allowing the Procession to temporarily delay their travel arrangements.”

Rev Graham Holliday, chair of Churches Together In Bexhill, said: “It is a good opportunity to do things together and remind people of both our Christian heritage and the importance of Christian faith for life today.”