More than 100 took part in Good Friday Crediton Walk of Witness

By Sue Read   |   Senior Reporter   |
Friday 22nd April 2022 10:24 am
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The cross is held at the top of the steps at Crediton Congregational Church where everyone joined in prayer and hymns.   SR 1557
The cross is held at the top of the steps at Crediton Congregational Church where everyone joined in prayer and hymns. SR 1557 (Crediton Courier )

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WHEN it started, Crediton was one of the few places in the UK to hold a Walk of Witness on Good Friday morning.  The date is uncertain but it might have been 45 years ago in 1977, it seems no-one is sure and it would be interesting to find out.

Unusual then, the idea of the Procession has since taken off, becoming a regular feature at many places.

As with every year, this year’s Christians Together in Crediton Procession began at St Boniface Roman Catholic Church in Park Road, moving in silence to Crediton Parish Church, the Methodist Church, the Town Square, to end at the Congregational Church for tea or coffee and hot cross buns.

Neil Butterfield led prayers and worship at the St Boniface RC Church before the start, Rev Lewis Eden leading prayer and worship at Holy Cross, Rev Alison Richardson at the Methodist Church, Rev Matthew Tregenza in the Town Square with Rev Alison giving a reflection on Good Friday to those who gathered in the town square before everyone walked to the Congregational with Dave Poulson and James Gregory leading everyone in prayer and worship there.

The cross was carried by representatives of each church.  Each church provided stewards for the Procession.

Sue Read

• See more images from the Walk of Witness in the current issue of the Crediton Courier, on sale now.

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