Ilkeston - No Ordinary Man!
w/e 21 April 2019
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Palm Crosses

Holy Week began on Palm Sunday at all the local churches including in St Mary's where a basket of palm crosses was ready for distribution to the congregation.
Baptist Church

On Good Friday attention centred on the Queen Street Baptist Church where there was Opening Worship prior to the annual Silent Walk of Witness.
Open Doors

The doors were flung open wide but for some, it was still standing room only as Christians from all the local churches met for a short service.
Leaving Church

Armed with brightly coloured hymn sheets, everyone exited the church to reconvene on the Market Place.
Town Hall

The assembly point was in front of the Town Hall.

Cross & Drum

Following a simple wooden cross and to the beat of a solitary drum, the procession started slowly to make its way across the Market Place towards Bath Street.
Lower Market Place

There were three stops on route for dramatic readings under the heading of "No Ordinary Man!", the first being on the Lower Market Place where the hymn "From heaven you came" was sung.
Albion Centre

The procession then proceeded down Bath Street stopping just below the Albion Centre for the second reading and another hymn "There is s green hill far away".
Bath Street

The procession stretching back up Bath Street continued to its final stop.
Methodist Church

This was outside St Andrew's Methodist Church where the final dramatic reading took place with the singing of "When I survey the wondrous cross" following. The walkers were then invited inside the church for refreshments.

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