CHRISTIANS young and old in Harrow and Brent participated in a Walk Of Witness on Good Friday.
A walk organised by Churches Together in Kingsbury began in Kingsbury Road at 11.15am and more than 100 members of the three churches – Holy Innocents’ Church, an Anglican church in Roe Green, Kingsbury; St Sebastian and St Pancras Church, a Roman Catholic church in Hay Lane, Kingsbury, and Kingsbury Free Church, a Baptist church in Slough Lane, Kingsbury – walked behind a large wooden cross carried to Holy Innocents’ Church.
The event included a prayer, traditional Easter hymns, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross and There Is A Green Hill Far Away and a reading from the Bible.
The Reverend Kathy Williamson, of Kingsbury Free Church, said: “Christians all over the world will have marked the day of Jesus’ death with similar walks, remembering, as they believe, the day Jesus was crucified for the sins of the world.
“They then looked forward to Easter Sunday, the day of Jesus’ resurrection, which they believe shows his power over death and the promise of eternal life.”
For South Harrow Churches Together’s Walk of Witness, worshippers from eight churches met outside Costa Coffee in Northolt Road, South Harrow, at 11.15am then marched for a short service at South Harrow Baptist Church, in Northolt Road, which lies 10 minutes away.
Andy Cooper, curate at St Paul’s Church in Corbins Lane, South Harrow, and chairman of South Harrow Churches Together, said: “This was the first year we had done it in a while. It went very well and we had a really good turnout of 80-odd people.
“Participants could use the walk in their own way. Some people walked silently, some chatted and others prayed. It was a great opportunity to remember the journey Jesus made to the cross and how difficult that was.”