Exeter Good Friday Walk of Witness: 22nd April 2011

(EDIT Please see this for more upto date information)

Advertising break from #EasterLIVE with the following notice from Exeter Diocese:

Over the past three years a dramatised account of the life of Jesus, and why Christians remember his death on the cross as “Good” Friday has become a focus for large numbers of people in Exeter city centre.

Last year more than 1200 people attended the short service in the Cathedral and many hundreds more watched some or all of the drama on the streets.

Organised by Christians Together across Exeter (CTaX), the dramatised scenes and walk through the city centre have become a highlight for evangelistic witness and as a focus of unity among Christians, as we remember all that Christ achieved through dying on the cross.

The key points of the morning will be:

  • 10am – worship in the Cathedral before the walk, providing an opportunity for Christians of all denominations to worship God together and for the gospel to be proclaimed. The service will be led by new Canon Missioner Anna Norman-Walker, and the speaker will be Aran Richardson from Riverside Church
  • 10.45am – the walk will commence with the first scene on Cathedral Green, progressing to further scenes in Princesshay Square and Bedford Square
  • From Bedford Square the walk will continue in silence as Jesus carries the cross down the high street, ending back on Cathedral Green with the crucifixion scene
  • After the final scene, Pete Pillinger, Chair of the Methodist District will explain the link between Good Friday and Jesus’ resurrection which is celebrated on Easter Day after which the Bishop of Exeter, Rt Revd Michael Langrish will give a Blessing.
  • After that, hot cross buns will be distributed and the Cathedral doors opened for all who wish to come in for prayer and reflection.

For more information and contact details

  • Actors and drama production – we still need one or two extras to be Roman Soldiers and can always do with more to help behind the scenes – contact Andrew Brazier via email or on 07875587911.
  • For other information contact Revd James Hutchings, Chairman of CTaX on Exeter 294960 or via email
  • Follow Exeter Walk of Witness on Twitter or sign upto the Facebook Event Page

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