Good support for Walk of Witness parade in Oakham

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More than 200 people walked through Oakham for the annual Walk of Witness parade today. (Friday)

The event, organised by Churches Together in Oakham, is an annual pilgrimage along High Street from the St John and St Anne complex in St Anne’s Close, Oakham, to the Buttercross in Market Place where a Good Friday service was held in public. A wood cross was carried at the head of the procession.

Along the route volunteers handed out 150 hot cross buns donated by the Midlands Co-op. The buns were wrapped in special serviettes telling the Easter story.

The service was led by the Rev Russell Parker, from Oakham Methodist Church, however people at the service represented all the churches in the town and ages ranged from infants to the elderly.

Derek Breen, Secretary of Churches Together in Oakham, said: “I reckon it was the best one ever, we had such a lot of people there.

“There was the odd piece of snow and it was very cold but overall it was very good.”