The annual Good Friday Carrying of the Cross ‘Walk of Witness’ was held in Lisburn city centre on Friday April 18.
The event was organised by ministers from Lisburn city centre churches – First Lisburn Presbyterian, Railway Street Presbyterian, Seymour Street Methodist, St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Lisburn Cathedral, Christ Church Parish and Lisburn Christian Fellowship.
The procession gathered at the lower end of Bow Street at 12.30pm and made its way along Bow Street to the front of Lisburn Cathedral for a short act of worship led by Lisburn City Centre Ministers. The Rev John Brackenridge welcomed all who gathered; the Rev Canon Sam Wright led the prayers; the Rev Adrian McLernon read the Scripture lesson and the Rev Brian Anderson gave a short Easter address.
The worship was led by the Rev Paul Dundas, Christ Church Parish, assisted by Emma–Jane Marks, Anna Dundas and Evie Marks who led the singing of the well known Easter hymn ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’; Emma–Jane also sang the solo, ‘How deep the Father’s love for us’.
The service concluded as Fr Dermot McCaughan pronounced the benediction.
Report and photographs by John Kelly.