Gorleston’s Walk of Witness is the biggest in recent years

The Walk of Witness in Gorleston High Street

The Walk of Witness in Gorleston High Street - Credit: Archant

Good weather helped make this year's Good Friday March of Witness through Gorleston one of the biggest staged in recent years.

The Walk of Witness in Gorleston High Street

The Walk of Witness in Gorleston High Street - Credit: Archant

Good weather helped make this year's Good Friday March of Witness through Gorleston one of the biggest staged in recent years.

The Walk of Witness in Gorleston High Street

The Walk of Witness in Gorleston High Street - Credit: Archant

People from all the local churches took part walking behind a wooden cross which was carried by a relay of volunteers for the route which began at Magdalen Square with a short service of a reading, prayer and Easter hymn accompanied on the guitar by Lester Bullen from Cliff Park Community Church.

The marchers made their way in bright sunshine along St Catherine's, Middleton, Stradbroke and Lowestoft roads before heading up the High Street.

There were stops for short acts of worship at Baliol Road and Feather's Plain with the final one taking place for the first time in Priory Gardens.


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The event was organised by the Rev Dan Waite of St Andrew's Church and the marchers joined others at the parish church for a contemplative service led by the Vicar of Gorleston, the Rev Brian Hall and the worship band led by Mary Ives.

Later on Good Friday evening the St Andrew's choir, conducted by Bob Boardley, performed Stainer's Crucifixion at the church accompanied by organist Tony Jay.

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The choir was augmented by singers from Great Yarmouth Minster and Bungay Choral Society which included hymns which the congregation was encouraged to join.

Pictures supplied by Stephen Gostick

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