Involving the young in Lynn Walk of Witness
This Good Friday, King's Lynn Churches Together is encouraging children and young people to get involved in telling the story of Jesus’ passion in the town's annual Walk of Witness using banners and spirituals.
The King's Lynn Good Friday Walk of Witness is an established event with people participating from many different churches. This year, the route and timings of the walk will remain the same, but there will be creative new elements introduced enabling children and young people to participate more actively.
Every church within the town is invited to get creative by making an A1 or A2 size banner with their young people, depicting a particular scene from the Good Friday story. The banners should be weather proofed and attached to poles or wooden crosses for carrying around town.
At each stop along the walk, a nominated young person will read a passage from the Bible corresponding to one of the banners.
In addition at one or two stops along the walk, particularly those in the midst of shoppers, traditional spirituals will be sung as a reminder of Good Friday.
Rev Corin Child, Vicar of St John’s Church, King's Lynn on behalf of Churches Together said: “Good Friday is an opportunity for the churches around the town to show publicly what we are remembering. I hope this year’s plans will be an effective way of parading the gospel story. Do please give this some consideration and publicity.”
If your church and/or children’s or youth group would like to make a banner, please contact Corin at email@example.com
who will allocate you a ‘scene’. Please also contact Corin if you would like to nominate any willing young people to read a passage loudly and clearly.
Mark Jenner, Choirmaster of St Faiths Church
, will lead one or two rehearsals for the spirituals. If you are interested in rehearsing the spirtuals please contact Rev Beryl Wood