Crowds turn out for Droitwich Walk of Witness

The cross is erected in Victoria Square. SP

The cross is erected in Victoria Square. SP

First published in News

NEARLY 300 people took part in the annual Good Friday Walk of Witness, which was organised by Churches Together in Droitwich (CTiD), despite concerns that it might not be able to go ahead.

Walkers held a short service at the Sacred Heart Church on Worcester Road before volunteers carried a three metre tall wooden cross along the road into the town centre, where it was temporarily installed in Victoria Square.

In previous years, the walkers have been accompanied by vehicles and officers from the local police, but due to a lack of available staff they were unable to help out this year, and there were concerns that with the addition of the new Charter market, there might be health and safety issues.

However, several stalls were relocated, and the walkers were joined by a squadron of Roman soldiers from the local re-enactment society instead, which provided an idea of the time they were trying to conjure up, while volunteers marshalled the event.

In Victoria Square shoppers, stall holders and members of the public were invited to join Christians from nine of the town’s churches in a short service of remembrance led by the Rev Jane Wilson, deputy chairman of Churches Together in Droitwich, which included a re-enactment of Jesus’ last words on the Cross, before the singing of Easter hymns, accompanied by the Droitwich Salvation Army band.

Following the service members of the public were invited to share coffee and hot cross buns at the Baptist church.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree