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Kendal's Walk of Witness

The Christian churches of Kendal are once again to hold their “Walk of Witness” on Good Friday.

All are welcome to take partat the event on March 29. Walkers will carry a large cross.  Around 100 people joined the walk in 2011, though last year there was no walk because of the Kendal Passion Play.

The Walk signifies the 14 stages of the Cross, with readings and reflections at the stops.

The event will begin with a Stages of the Cross service for all participants at Kendal United Reformed Church at 10.30 am, led by Rev. Dr Jonathan Pye with representatives of the KURC, Methodist and Heron Free churches. This will cover the first five stages. Councillor Jonathan Brook, who played Jesus in the Passion Play, will carry the cross around the church to these stages, with walkers leaving to continue the event at or before 11.15.

Walkers will visit the Market Place at or about 11.25 for prayers by the Salvation Army, and continue to St Thomas’s C. of E. church at 11.40 and St George’s at 12 noon. Ten minutes or so later the reflections will be led at Gooseholme by Sandylands Methodist church; then the Walk will call at the Quaker Meeting House and the Roman Catholic church. There will then be a stop at Abbot Hall, with reflections offered by the Helme Group, arriving there at about 12.45.  A brief service at Kendal Parish Church at 1 pm will be followed by the last stop in the itinerary at Finkle Street (“Birdcage”), where closing prayers will be led by members of the Beacon Church of England team. The event will finish at about 1.30 pm. People may join the walk at any point.

On Easter Day an early-morning celebration will be held at Kendal Castle, starting at 6.30 am.


Further details from Anne Pater (01539 823026)or 

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