Worshippers celebrate Easter with march of witness

PUBLISHED: 09:50 31 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:50 31 March 2018

Christians remembered Good Friday with a march through Gorleston. Picture: Brian Philpot

Christians remembered Good Friday with a march through Gorleston. Picture: Brian Philpot


Christians from Gorleston’s churches took part in the annual march of witness on Friday.

This year the march took a route around the Magdalen area town including Church Lane and Middleton Road.

Fine weather encouraged a large number to join the Good Friday event with several volunteers carrying the wooden cross along a route organised by the Rev. Matthew Price who became minister of St. Mary Magdalene in January.

The march began at Magdalen Square where the first of four short services took place with Bible readings and prayers.

Hymns were also included led by Cliff Park Community Church worship leader Lester Bullen on guitar.

The other stops were opposite the old cemetery; at the junction of Baliol Road and finally outside Peterhouse Church of England school.

The march was followed by a service at St. Mary Magdalene led by the Rev Price and the church worship band with extra musicians from the Methodist, Cliff Park Community and Kingsgate churches.

St. Mary Magdalene was also the venue for local churches to join together for the Maundy Thursday service at which Cliff Park minister the Rev Mike Simm was the preacher.

At both services the seating was totally re-organised for the first time in the church’s history with the altar in the centre of the building and the congregation on pews arranged around it.

Matthew Price explained the church had been carpeted in the autumn which meant the pews were no longer fixed to the floor providing an opportunity to change the layout for the special Easter services.

On Easter Sunday the service will be led by the Bishop of Thetford, the Rt Rev Alan Winton.

Other News

31 minutes ago

It was a case of Christmas come early for a number of youngsters at a Norfolk hospital who met their footballing heroes.

41 minutes ago

Libraries around Norfolk are inviting people in for free tea and a friendly chat to help combat loneliness.

For one 16-year-old boy from Norfolk, Thursday, December 6 started like any other weekday.

A delayed motion looking to reduce period poverty in the Great Yarmouth borough is to be discussed once more by councillors.

Most Read

Yesterday, 18:00

School trips usually involve taking children to see one of Shakespeare’s great plays or visiting a historic museum.

Read more

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:42

Would you like to play a major part in restoring one of Great Yarmouth’s most historic tourist attractions to its former glory?

Read more
Barry Coleman
Yesterday, 09:21

A joyrider was arrested after crashing into a traffic bollard - and was found to be more than three times the legal driving limit when police breathalysed him.

Read more
Great Yarmouth police
Yesterday, 16:38

Tears of joy streamed down the face of staff members who watched the magical moment a woman, who was left paralysed by a stroke, stood on her own two feet for the first time in 15 years.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 1°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy