Churches Together in North Shields were faced with a rare wet Good Friday this year, but did not let the weather beat us.
A huge crowd of worshippers packed into St Columba’s Church for the service that would have been held in the open air of Northumberland Square. The highlight was the presentation of a Passion drama Voices from the Crowd. This was followed by a walk of witness around the town centre, with umbrellas and banners, led by the band of the Salvation Army. We paused in Bedford Street for a reading and a hymn, before returning to the square, after which many continued to church services or Messy Church.