Churches together organise an Easter walk of witness through Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 17:20 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:20 18 April 2017

An Easter Walk of Witness was held on Good Friday in Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

An Easter Walk of Witness was held on Good Friday in Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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An Easter walk of witness took place through Saffron Walden on Good Friday morning with a cross being carried through the town by The Reverend David Tomlinson, Vicar of St Mary's.

Saffron Walden mayor Sarfraz Anjum at the Easter Walk of Witness held on Good Friday. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOSaffron Walden mayor Sarfraz Anjum at the Easter Walk of Witness held on Good Friday. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The walk, from Abbey Lane to St Mary’s Church, which took place slowly and in silence, was organised by Churches Together, a group of different Christian faiths, and was attended by the Mayor of Saffron Walden, Councillor Safraz Anjum.

It began with an open air service in Abbey Lane and ended with prayers at St Mary’s.

In the afternoon, St Mary’s held a three-hour service with people at liberty to take part and leave when they wished.

This was followed in the evening by a performance of Mozart’s Requiem at the church by St Mary’s Church Choir and an accompanying orchestra.

An Easter Walk of Witness was held on Good Friday in Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOAn Easter Walk of Witness was held on Good Friday in Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Reverend John Goddard from the Baptist Church said the walk was “well supported and a good event”.

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