Walks of Witness mark Good Friday in run-up to Easter in Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton

Potton's Walk of Witness on Good Friday. Picture: Dave Thompson

Potton's Walk of Witness on Good Friday. Picture: Dave Thompson - Credit: Archant

Churches in Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton marked Good Friday with acts of open-air witness before the celebrations on Easter Sunday.

Potton's united service in the Market Square on Good Friday. Picture: Dave Thompson

Potton's united service in the Market Square on Good Friday. Picture: Dave Thompson - Credit: Archant

Good Friday marks the crucifixion of Jesus in Jerusalem two millenia ago, with Easter Sunday celebrating his resurrection as described in the New Testament.

Biggleswade’s Walk of Witness and united service in the Market Square were attended by about 100 people, led by Steven Anderson of the town’s baptist church – with hot cross buns all round afterwards.

Alf Ringwood, leader of Biggleswade’s NewLife Church, told the Comet: “The square was quite packed out at the front. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed a wonderful service led by Steven.”

In Sandy, the procession started at the Methodist church off St Neots Road and progressed through the town centre to the Baptist church in Bedford Road and finally St Swithun’s.


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Members of Potton’s four churches met at St Mary’s for a short outdoor service before a Walk of Witness to the Market Square, where all gathered round the clergy for the story of the first Good Friday.

Afterwards there was another short walk to the Baptist church for hot cross buns and hot drinks.

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