Search

Hundreds trek to Norfolk's highest point for Good Friday Walk of Witness procession

PUBLISHED: 15:50 19 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:53 19 April 2019

Sheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: carrying the cross through the town centre.
Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: carrying the cross through the town centre. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Archant

Hundreds of Good Friday worshippers swapped church pews for spectacular views, when they marched to the top of highest natural point in Norfolk as part of Sheringham's annual Easter Walk of Witness.

The Good Friday service at the top of Beeston Hill, Sheringham.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLThe Good Friday service at the top of Beeston Hill, Sheringham. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Organised by Sheringham Churches Together, the event, which is a tradition stretching back nearly 30 years in the town, saw a seven-strong group of volunteers carry a 12ft-tall wooden cross through the town centre to the top of 207-feet-high Beeston Hill, where Lighthouse Church pastor Rev Ian Savory led a service with the support of other local church leaders.

The cross, which had to be replaced some years ago after a previous model was thrown over the cliffs by vandals, will stay at the top of the hill over the Easter period.

Walkers reach the top of Beeston Hill for the Good Friday service.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLWalkers reach the top of Beeston Hill for the Good Friday service. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Vicar of Sheringham Rev Christian Heycocks, who led a service at St Peter's Church before the procession, said he had been delighted to see so many people making the journey to the top of the hill.

He added: “Good Friday is an opportunity for us to gather together to remember Jesus's love and God's sacrifice to save us from our sins.”

Sheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Church members climbing Beeston Hill as part of Sheringham's Good Friday Walk of Witness
Picture: KAREN BETHELLChurch members climbing Beeston Hill as part of Sheringham's Good Friday Walk of Witness Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: volunteers carrying the cross up Beeston Hill.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: volunteers carrying the cross up Beeston Hill. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill
Picture: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Good Friday Walk of Witness: the procession winds its way up Beeston Hill Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Lighthouse Church members lead songs at the top of Beeston Hill.
Picture: KAREN BETHELLLighthouse Church members lead songs at the top of Beeston Hill. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the North Norfolk News

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists