Good Friday Fellowship and Witness

Posted on 11 April 2009
Members of the Ferndale Congregations were delighted to share with others today in celebrating the death of Jesus on behalf of all those who trust him as their Saviour.

The day started outside ASDA Shoeburyness where store chaplains, Stephen and Andrew, were able to join together with the congregations of the Salvation Army Citadel, Shoeburyness and Friars Baptist Church for a short service. As shoppers passed, some to stop and listen, the story of the crucifixion was read from Mark’s Gospel and the Brass Band was accompanied by enthusiastic singing of ‘There is a green hill far away’, the ‘Old rugged cross’ and ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’.

Later, the leaders and a good number of the members of the congregations of Ferndale Baptist, Southend Brethren in Christ Church, St. Luke’s and Sacred Heart parishes took place in a march of witness and processed after the cross borne by Pastor Bonner Moyo. Starting at Ferndale a brief stop for prayer and the singing of the first verse of ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’ took place in Cluny Square.

The march concluded with a short shared devotional service at St. Luke’s… followed by hot cross buns.

Stephen commented, ‘It was a privilege to share in these two events as the Christian communities on the east of Southend sought to witness their faith. There may be many things that divide us: but all, alike, recognise Jesus as Saviour and Lord and around him we can unite!‘

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