Christians take message to the streets

CHRISTIANS from churches in Ipswich joined together to celebrate Good Friday. Members of Anglican, Catholic and Nonconformist congregations walked silently through the centre of Ipswich, stopping at various points to sing hymns, read extracts from the bible story of the crucifixion and pray for the community.

CHRISTIANS from churches in Ipswich joined together to celebrate Good Friday.

Members of Anglican, Catholic and Nonconformist congregations walked silently through the centre of Ipswich, stopping at various points to sing hymns, read extracts from the bible story of the crucifixion and pray for the community.

Reverend Andrew Kleissner, minister of Christ Church, Tacket Street, who arranged the march, said: “For many people, Easter is simply about fluffy bunnies, chocolate eggs and a break from work.

“That's fine, of course, but we hope that the people who see us walking through the town may pause for a moment and think of the spiritual significance of this weekend, which is the most important in the Christian year.”

The procession left Christ Church and passed through Carr Street, Tavern Street, Westgate Street and Butter Market before finishing outside the Tourist Information Centre at St Stephen's Church.

All of the churches involved were due to stage their own services over the Easter period.