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HUNDREDS of people gathered at Didcot’s Orchard Centre shopping precinct to watch the open air service of the Walk of Witness.

Churches Together in Didcot organise the annual event of the Didcot Passion. This Christian collaboration, saw 360 people gather to watch a recreation of the Passion. Children from the English Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Didcot were part of staging it.

Before the re-creation, a procession started from the Methodist Church. Then coming along the frontage of the Baptist Mission Society House in Broadway. After that, it then goes through to the Orchard Centre to the amphitheatre outside Sainsbury’s.

The procession on Good Friday was led by Fr Phillip Harris of the English Martyrs Church. It included readings from the Bible interspersed with hymns and music.

The Reverend Hannah Reynolds of St Peter’s Church, Didcot, said she was deeply moved by the recreation.

She said: “Amongst the busyness of the Bank Holiday shopping centre, the tableaux created by the children brought a sense of stillness and holiness to the centre of Didcot. The children’s liturgy group acted out the passion play which was a re-enactment of the journey to Calvary. This seemed to add additional meaning to the act of worship.”

After the procession and passion play, the organisers handed out Easter eggs to both children and adults who stopped to watch.