Felixstowe: Open-air witness marks Good Friday

The Churches Together open air Good Friday service in Felixstowe.

The Churches Together open air Good Friday service in Felixstowe. - Credit: Archant

CHRISTIANS from all over the Felixstowe area gathered together for a town centre open-air service to mark Good Friday.

The Churches Together open air Good Friday service in Felixstowe.

The Churches Together open air Good Friday service in Felixstowe. - Credit: Archant

Organised by the Churches Together in Felixstowe movement, the event took place on The Triangle, Hamilton Road.

Led by a band formed from musicians and singers from different churches, plus the Salvation Army Band, the crowd of around 200 people sang Easter worship songs and listened to the story of the passion and crucifixion of Jesus.

Some churches marched together through the streets to the event, including a march of witness from Walton to The Triangle, with the group led by a bearer carrying a cross.

The service at the canopy was led by Andy Piper, deputy moderator of Churches Together in Felixstowe, while Capt Richard Waters, of Felixstowe Salvation Army, gave a talk, and prayers were led by Lorna Bellamy and Marilyn Flower, of Walton Parish Nursing, Rev David White, curate of St John’s Church, and Penny Brinkley, of Old Felixstowe Parish. Others taking part included youngsters from the Boost youth project and the Fish on Friday Christian Union at Felixstowe Academy.