Westbourne villagers keep up tradition with Good Friday walk

Westbourne villagers assemble at the start of their Good 'Friday walk
Westbourne villagers assemble at the start of their Good 'Friday walk

CHRISTIANS in Westbourne walked through the village on Good Friday with a large wooden cross, continuing a long-standing local Easter tradition.

The villagers, from St John’s parish church, met at the top of Monk’s Hill and walked down to the village square, stopping for readings and hymns along the way.

About 30 people took part, ending the walk at the church and then enjoying coffee and hot cross buns.

Rector Rev Frank Wright said: “All our relationships, including that with God, can be expressed as a journey or walk together, facing all that life offers, the pleasure and the pain.

“The last walk of Jesus from prison to the place of execution marks God’s close involvement with humanity and God’s travelling with us through it all. On Good Friday morning, walking from the edge of the village to its heart we try to feel that.”