Gorleston Walk of Witness one of the biggest in recent years

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The Walk of Witness along Gorleston High Street

Good Friday 14th April 2017
Tony Mallion reports

Good weather helped to make this year’s Good Friday March of Witness through Gorleston one of the biggest staged in recent years. 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
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Those taking part in the Walk of Witness pause for prayers outside The Feathers in Gorleston High Street

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

 Pictures supplied by Stephen Gostick

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