Thursday, 12 April 2012

Walks Of Witness on Good Friday

Walk of Witness, Woking
Many towns and communities in the diocese of Arundel & Brighton held an ecumenical Walk of Witness on Good Friday. Below is a report from Mark Potter of St Dunstan's of the walk in Woking, Surrey:
Churches Together in Woking mark Good Friday
Blessed by glorious sunshine, around 600 people from the Christian churches in central Woking gathered for an Act of Witness on Good Friday.

Passion Drama
This annual event, staged every year for more than 13 years, comprised a procession through the town centre followed by a public, open-air "service" of song, prayers, reading and drama.

In a heartfelt testimony a member of The Coign Church spoke of their conversion to the Faith, finding the love of Jesus during a time in their past life when they had felt most isolated and unlovable. George, a leader from Send Evangelical Church gave an 'outreach' talk, proclaiming the sacrifice that Jesus made for us that makes this Friday "Good Friday".

14 different churches helped with organising or participating in the event including Fr Peter Andrews, assistant priest at St Dunstan's Church, Esther Berry and Jude Wadhwani, Chaplain of St John the Baptist School who gave readings. People from other churches were also among the congregation. "Our aim is to plant seeds of faith in the minds and hearts of passers-by who are lapsed or unchurched and do not know the significance of Good Friday and Easter;" said one of the organisers. "If just one person is touched by what they see or hear and come to know Christ in their life it will have been worthwhile".

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