Walk of Witness: Pictures from the annual Good Friday service in Hartlepool

Parishioners from across Hartlepool gathered in the town today for the annual Walk of Witness.

Friday, 19th April 2019, 3:39 pm
Updated Friday, 19th April 2019, 3:44 pm
Taking part in the Walk of Witness.

Members of the town's six Catholic churches took part in the open-air celebration of faith in the town centre. The event is a key part of Hartlepool's Easter celebrations, and we were there to capture it on camera. Here are our pictures.

Gathering for the open air service.
Members of the town's six Catholic churches take part in the event.

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The service is organised by the Hartlepool Youth Ministry.
Each of the six churches carries a cross for the service.
The churches involved are St Mary's, St John Vianney, St Thomas More, St Cuthbert's, St Patrick's and St Joseph's.
The service began at 11am and was largely led by the town's young people.
A highlight of Holy Week.
Watches the event unfold.
Youth ministry member Bernadette Malcolmson said: It is a way of witnessing our faith and that is a very visible thing in order to do that.
"If we can make somebody driving past stop and think then we have done a good job."