Hundreds of people from churches across Birmingham joined together to follow a 10ft wooden cross on a Walk of Witness through the City Centre, marking Christ’s journey to the cross.

The annual ecumenical Walk of Witness started once again from the Church in Carrs Lane, welcoming many church leaders and representatives as our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, our Servant and our King.

The procession moved down High Street and New Street, stopping at the Town Hall, where it was joined by our Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anne Underwood.

The group meditated on the Stations of the Cross during the walk, reflecting on two each time they paused.
Sharing the lead alongside Archbishop Bernard Longley and Bishop David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham, we welcomed the Revd Canon Matt Thompson, Dean of St Philip's Cathedral along with Canon Nigel Hand and Canon Andrew Lythall, the Revd Stephen Faber, Moderator of the United Reformed Church for the West Midlands Synod and the Revd Ian Howarth, Chair of the Methodist Church, Birmingham District, and the Revd Neil Johnson and Deacon Ruth Yorke from the Church at Carrs Lane.

We were also joined by the Very Revd Canon Dr David Oakley, Rector of St Mary's College, Oscott with members of the academic staff and students, who led the singing.

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