Congregations take part in annual Walk of Witness

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The congregations of Uckfield’s churches took part in their annual Walk of Witness on Good Friday.

Church members and friends met at the Source to enjoy warming Hot Cross Buns before taking part in the quiet parade which took them up the High Street to the Town Square where they joined a short devotional service.

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Raj Manickham once again led the procession and carried the heavy wooden cross, as he has done for the past 11 years.

Walks of Witness also took place on Good Friday in Lewes (from St Pancras Roman Catholic Church) and Heathfield (from Union Church).

The national organisation which calls on local churches to organise Walks of Witness said: “The walk itself is nothing new. For hundreds of years, Jesus’ Great Commission has inspired walks and marches of witness to take place. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel. But rather, like Henry Ford, we are simply putting a few of these wheels together with the engine of the Holy Spirit between them in the belief that we can impact society in a powerful way.

“Right across the denominations Good Friday gives a unique opportunity to present a united Christian Witness.

Instead of highlighting our differences, it illuminates our common faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ through the Cross. Walks of witness take the message where it belongs; out on the streets and into town centres, where the people are and are a unique chance for people to witness, especially for those who find it difficult to share their faith in a more personal, individual or vocal manner.”

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