Hundreds of people attend the service when it is held in the city

Peterborough’s Walk of Witness to mark Good Friday cancelled due to COVID

The Peterborough Walk of Witness has been cancelled for the second year due to COVID.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 5:00 am

The event, which takes place on Good Friday, sees congregations from churches from across the city gather at the Stanley Recreation Ground, before a procession winds its way through the city centre to Cathedral Square.

At the front of the procession, a number of people carry a large wooden cross, to remember the journey Jesus is said to have made in The Bible.

Once in Cathedral Square, a large, open air service normally takes place, with hundreds of people taking part.

The event is organised by Churches Together, but they said the event could not go ahead this year.

A spokeswoman said; “There will be no gathering and Walk of Witness from the Churches in Peterborough this year. This is in light of current COVID restrictions and the fact that the R number is higher in Peterborough.”

A number of church services are taking place across Peterborough over the weekend, all being held in a COVID secure way.

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