Good Friday, 30 March 2018

March of Witness

Beginning at: The Green, Arcot Street (where High Street and Arcot Street meet (map)).

Ending at: West House, Stanwell Road (map)

The Silent March begins at 10am on Good Friday, and will be followed at 11am with a Free Church united service.​

Here at Tabs our own Good Friday service starts at 11:15am. And we have our Tenebrae Service later that day at 8:00pm. Find out about all our Easter Services.

The Silent March of Witness 2017
Photo via The Penarth Times, their article from 2017’s March is here.

What is a March of Witness?

If someone told you they’d seen something very strange, you’d be right to be sceptical. You might ask for details, or want to know who else had seen this strange thing?

The Jewish Law of the Old Testament has this point of view too. It says: “One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offence they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” Deuteronomy 19:15

Hearing the testimony of witnesses can be an important way to help get a clear picture of the truth. Being a witness is quite a responsibility; to speak out about what you believe to be true can be hard sometimes. What if people don’t believe you? Could there be a miscarriage of justice if you kept quiet? Might peoples lives be worse off if you kept the truth to yourself?

Well, many years ago, something very strange indeed happened. Someone known as Jesus, came and did all sorts of unbelievable things. And he told his followers to be witnesses to everything that they had seen. (Acts 1:8)

The March of Witness is a chance for us to stand together and say that we believe that Jesus is Lord, that love has overcome hate, and that death has been defeated. We weren’t around two thousand years ago to see it first hand, but we know that it’s true because of the effect it’s had on our lives. As C S Lewis once said, you can trust in Jesus the same way you trust that there’s a sun in the sky – not by looking straight at it, but by the light that it shines on everything else. (C S Lewis)

If you want to know why we believe this, we’d love to talk to you. Why not come to our Good Friday service at 11.15am, or any of our other special Easter Services – everyone is very welcome.