Walk of Witness

On Good Friday a group of over 50 adults and children assembled on the Millennium Green in Silsoe at 11am to begin a Walk of Witness. After a prayer from Rev Dave Bell children carried a roughly hewn cross from the Green through the village to the Church.

Rev Dave Bell leading the Walk with a prayer
The cross begins its journey from the Millennium Green to the Church

The walk symbolised the path Jesus took to his crucifixion.

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The cross on its way to the Church
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Rev Dave Bell leads the Walk of Witness and cross into the Church

On arrival at the Church a short service was held with readings and prayers from children and adults. These readings reflected the different stages of Jesus’ last hours from being anointed through to his crucifixion. Following each reading a symbol representing that reading was then pinned to the cross that had been carried from the Green. In his reflection Dave Bell indicated that it could be very easy to move from Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem to his glorious resurrection but the events described by the readings were an important part of the sacrifice he made for us.
Following the service refreshments, including hot cross buns, were enjoyed by everyone.

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Sue Olney and Kath Bell struggling to meet the demand of the congregation for hot cross buns
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The cross bearing the symbols representing the readings and the events of Jesus' last night