Video: People support Good Friday event in Bourne

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More than 100 people came together in Bourne today (Friday) to celebrate Good Friday by following the iconic image of a cross carried through the town’s streets.

The Walk of Witness, organised by Churches Together in Bourne attracted a crowd of people who trailed behind the cross in solemn silence.

Walk of Witness at Bourne 'Photo: MSMP290313-003js

Walk of Witness at Bourne 'Photo: MSMP290313-003js

Corps secretary of the Bourne branch of the The Salvation Army, Charles Green, who was on the march, said: “It was very cold and a little bit of snow even fell as we were walking but we had a terrific turn out.

“It is even bigger than last year’s event.

“It seems it doesn’t matter what the weather is like people have made the effort to come out.

“It is a very important day for all the churches in Bourne.”

The walk started at the United Reformed Church at 10am with a short service.

The congregation then followed the 2.5 metre high cross, which was carried by Bernard Smith, 24, who lead the parade for the eighth year.

Aided by the police stopping traffic the procession travelled along Abbey Road, North Street, and St Gilbert’s Road to the Catholic Church where there was a short ceremony.

The growing procession continued into Exeter Street, before moving into West Street where they finished at the Bourne Baptist Church with a short service led was led by the Rev David Hughes from Morton Baptist Church.

Everyone in attendance was then welcomed into the Bourne Baptist Church hall in West Street for hot cross buns and refreshments.