Churches Together in Farnham’s
Walk of Witness
Friday 14th April 2017
Good Friday Procession - Christians bear witness
At 12 noon on Good Friday, the most solemn moment of the Christian year, which recalls the moment Jesus was nailed to the cross, the procession set out from the Upper Hart car-park.
The event commenced with prayers led by Michael Hall of Farnham Pentecostal Church, and then proceeded in silence, headed by Phoebe Thain, 14-year-old daughter of Rob Thain, Lay Minister at St.Andrew’s – carrying a cross.
Groups of onlookers also fell respectfully quiet as the procession passed; some joined in.
By the time the procession was moving up Downing Street it numbered around two hundred.
Once everyone had assembled in St Andrew’s churchyard and sung a hymn, prayers were led by David Uffindell, Rector of Farnham, thus concluding the first hour of Jesus’ time on the cross.
The Gospel accounts record Jesus finally dying at three in the afternoon, so further opportunities for reflection and prayer were offered until that time in St.Andrew’s and elsewhere around town.
Thereafter, all dispersed quietly to await the explosion of joy at Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday – so brightly illustrated by the daffodil Easter cross outside the Methodist Church in South St.
The procession was organised by Stewart Dakers on behalf of Churches Together in Farnham. He nominated early arrivals to act as stewards, police support no longer being available.
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Report on Walk of Witness 2017 by Andrew Partridge.