Ecumenical spirit for easter walk of the cross

Photo: Kayla Hodge
Photo: Kayla Hodge
As the rain began to fall, Oamaru’s church communities came together to share the traditional Easter Walk of the Cross yesterday morning.

Oamaru Elim Church pastor Gregory Downing (centre) led the way carrying the cross from House of Breakthrough in Wansbeck St, to St Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Coquet St.

More than 70 people joined remembrance walk. Eveline Presbyterian Church minister Andrew Scott said it was an important opportunity for the whole community to come together.

"We often fancy it all up, and remember all the good stuff. But Easter is a good time to pause, and say, Christ died for a purpose. This is a part of our remembering," he said.

"It’s an amazing opportunity to have people right across the church community connected."

Oamaru had an "amazing group" of ministers that worked well together, and allowed for events, like the walk, to happen.

The day was finished with an ecumenical Good Friday service at St Paul’s

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