This event was held on Kingston Field beginning at 10am. Organised by Woodbrige Quay Church with the support of St John’s and the other churches, this has become an annual event since the first BFDO in 2016. Each year seems to be be bigger and better than the last! There were activities and stalls for everyone, bouncy castles and food. There was an opportunity to worship every hour led by musicians from St John’s this year and Doug Waller, minister of Quay Church. John Hardwick gave the message with help from Charlie the monkey and his many circus tricks.
We met on the Woodbridge river wall by The Bandstand at sunrise. This year sunrise was at 5.46am so the service began at 5.30am!
The worship was led by Woodbridge Salvation Army and the musicians of the Woodbridge and Leiston Corps. This was followed by refreshments in the Deben Yacht Club. Many thanks to the members of the Deben Yacht Club for allowing the use of their wonderful facilites. The Woodbridge River Wall is indeed a wonderful location. Especially on Easter Morning.
NEW: Photos below taken on Easter Day 2019
Every Good Friday we meet on Market Hill and follow behind a cross, a route around the town, stopping near each church to listen to a reading reminding us of the events of the first Good Friday when Jesus was crucified of each one of us. This year we ended up at Quay Church for a service and refreshments. This procession is contemplative, but there is a great feeling of unity as we share this most important day together and look forward to the events of Easter Day when Jesus rose from the dead and is alive in our hearts today!
Woodbridge Churches Together Walk of Witness 2017. Members from all the churches in Woodbridge gathered at The Shire Hall on Good Friday and after initial prayers and readings the procession followed the Cross. The procession followed a route around the town stopping at various points and churches for more readings , prayers and hymns. Finally at 11.10 the procession joined members of the Quay Church for a service.
As usual we walked through the town on Good Friday.
Clive Howard has kindly shared these photos with us.
We organised a Passion Play in Woodbridge this year, following up the success of the events in 2011 and 2007.
It was to have been in Elmhurst Park at 10.30am on Good Friday, April 3rd, but because of bad weather we moved it to the Riverside Theatre. So many people turned up that we had a live stream from nearby Quay Church!
SONGS OF PRAISE in Elmhurst Park
4.30pm Sunday 3rd June 2012
Six years ago members of Churches in Woodbridge and Melton presented a Passion Play in traditional costume on Good Friday out in the open air of Elmhurst Park.
This was the first of our Good Friday Passion Plays, held in Elmhurst Park in glorious sunshine.