Uckfield churches unite to mark Easter

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Uckfield’s Walk of Witness hit national media headlines this week when cross bearer and procession leader Raj was seen kitted out in a hi-viz safety jacket.

Co organiser Revd David Witts from the town’s United Reformed Church said: “The reason he wore it is that last year we were being cut up by cars. At one point a car came out of a side turning and nearly knocked him down so we thought he should be safe. It was much better this year.”

More than 100 people met at the URC hall for coffee and hot cross buns before heading into the church at 10.40am for a short service.

They then processed up the High Street stopping at Post Office Square for another short service with three hymns and three readings.

Another service was held at noon - the time of Jesus’s death on the Cross - at Holy Cross Church. People taking part came from all the town’s churches including St Philips, the Methodist and Baptist congregations, Anglicans and the URC itself.

Mr Witts went on: “We’ve been holding this walk ever since I can remember - certainly eight year and probably before that. It has grown in popularity year on year.”