THE ANNUAL two-mile Walk of Christian Witness took place in Barry on Good Friday, April 14.

People from the Churches of Barry, Vale MP Alun Cairns and local councillors got together for the event which began at the Parade Gardens.

Father Robert Parrish, rector of the Barry churches of St Paul’s and Merthyr Dyfan, organised the event, now in its sixth year.

The walk was supported by churches of all denominations in Barry and included children from church Sunday schools and youth clubs.

The wooden cross, made by Barry College, was carried in the procession to re-enact Christ’s carrying of his cross on the way to his crucifixion.

At the first station, marking when Jesus was arrested, walkers went up Ship hill to Barry railway station where they marked the second station, when Jesus was judged.

Participants continued to walk along Broad Street to AG Adams Funeral Home, in Gladstone Road to mark the third station, when Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus to carry the cross.

The walk continued through Holton Road to the fourth and final station at King Square

The Crucifixion featured various readings, reflection and meditation at each station and a hymn for all to take part in singing.

At the final station the Salvation Army brass band released 33 red balloons.