Easter story remembered during traditional Walk of Witness in Lowestoft

The Lowestoft Walk of Witness on Good Friday. Picture: Mick Howes.

The Lowestoft Walk of Witness on Good Friday. Picture: Mick Howes. - Credit: Archant

Worshippers gathered in Lowestoft today to remember the true meaning of Easter with the annual Walk of Witness.

The Lowestoft Walk of Witness on Good Friday. Picture: Mick Howes.

The Lowestoft Walk of Witness on Good Friday. Picture: Mick Howes. - Credit: Archant

Organised by Christians Together in Lowestoft and District, the procession of the cross saw the group walk through the town centre, where prayers and readings were enjoyed.

The morning began at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Gordon Road at 10.15am where a short service was held, before the group passed along Surrey Street and London Road North where the cross was raised outside United Reformed Church.

The United Service of Prayer at the church was held at 11am with a welcome and opening prayer from the Major Jennifer Barwise, of South Lowestoft Salvation Army Corps. The host preacher was the Rev Jon Sermon.

A spokesman for Christians Together in Lowestoft and District said: 'I have been attending the sunrise service annually like many others for at least 30 years, and it was going on well before that – arranged initially by the Council of Churches and then by the new ecumenical body Churches Together in Britain and Ireland from 1987, of which we in Christians Together in Lowestoft and District are the local group.

The Lowestoft Walk of Witness on Good Friday. Picture: Mick Howes.

The Lowestoft Walk of Witness on Good Friday. Picture: Mick Howes. - Credit: Archant


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'We like to be the first in the UK each year to celebrate the Risen Lord on this special day at this unique location.'

A Sunrise Service is also planned for this Sunday on Easter Day at Ness Point. It begins at 5.45am, and will include an address by the guest preacher, the Rev Eoin Buchanan, minister at St Peter and St John in Kirkley. There will be refreshments, including hot cross buns, offered afterwards courtesy of Christ Church hall.

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