Blessed with amazing sunshine, members from Churches Together in Crowthorne resumed ‘normal’ Good Friday activities in Crowthorne today, following the Covid-enforced two year pause.
We gathered for a short act of worship in the Baptist Church which included a powerful video “Mary did you know?” and a monologue read by Rev Kevin Mill describing Pilate’s struggle to write a report to his superiors following the dramatic events surrounding the Crucifixion.
Next, approximately 60 people joined the Walk of Witness, following a plain wooden cross to 5 different “stations” along the High St. At each station, we listened to a description from the Bible telling the story and were given a different object to focus on – a nail, a thorn (holly leaf), a piece of wood, a piece of curtain torn in two and finally a stone representing the stone rolled in front of Jesus’ tomb. It certainly made us think more deeply about the suffering that Jesus endured on that day.
As we closed, Rev Kevin Mills reminded us that whilst the events of Good Friday was not the end, we also needed to remember the Saturday – Jesus dead and buried – before celebrating the excitement of new life on Easter Sunday.
Thanks to everyone who took part, particularly the Methodist Church for hosting refreshments and Rev Kevin Mills and the Baptist Church for hosting the service and coordinating the Walk of Witness ‘Stations’.
Churches together in Crowthorne invite you to join one of our study programmes over Lent. An opportunity to learn together with other Christians about our shared discipleship.
On Monday evenings, “Mission and creation care for Christian Disciples” a five week course (starting Monday 22nd February) connecting science, Christianity and the environment designed to challenge our understanding of Christian discipleship and encourage us to practice sustainable lifestyles including the care of creation. Joining details here.
On Tuesday evenings, a series of pre-recorded lectures on the theme ‘Excited by…’ This year our speakers will deliver recorded lectures to be hosted on Facebook and YouTube followed by an opportunity for Questions and Answers on Zoom at 9pm. Full details here.
On Thursday evenings, “Woven”, a six week course (starting Thursday 18th February). As people of faith we know that our story and God’s story are woven together, not because we wish it to be so but because God is interested in the smallest detail of our lives. During the course we will reflect on our personal relationship with God and on every Christian’s responsibility to engage with the world as it is. Joining details here.
For further details contact the secretary, email@example.com
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simple act of worship. Taizé style worship makes use of silences and repetitive
meditative songs to deepen our awareness of God. We draw together to worship
the living God and encounter his presence among us as we wait upon him.