Walk of Witness

PUBLISHED: 17:46 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:58 18 June 2010

NEARLY 200 people took part in the Good Friday Walk of Witness Procession through Sidmouth town centre last week. Led by John Defoe, secretary of Churches Together, who carried a large wooden cross, the group walked from the sea front, stopping at the Mar

NEARLY 200 people took part in the Good Friday Walk of Witness Procession through Sidmouth town centre last week.

Led by John Defoe, secretary of Churches Together, who carried a large wooden cross, the group walked from the sea front, stopping at the Market Place, the Methodist Church and All Saints Church to pray and sing hymns.

People of all ages took part in the procession including a group of youngsters who helped John to carry the cross.

The weather held up during the three quarter of an hour walk and shoppers paused on the street to watch the huddled crowd sing hymns such as 'Amazing Grace'.

After the walk, people met at the Methodist Church for a United Service which was led by Reverend Brian Hadfield.

Joan Edgecumbe, chairman of Churches Together in Sidmouth, said: "We would like the people joining in to realise what the significance is of the cross and the children who join the march will be made more aware of the reason we celebrate Easter.


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