Easter celebrations in Huddersfield had a sombre start as a huge cross was carried through the town centre.
The annual Good Friday Walk of Witness sees Christians of different denominations and of no affiliation imitate the journey that Jesus Christ took carrying his cross through the streets of Jerusalem.
The walk began at Huddersfield Parish Church in Byram Street and went around the town centre with readings and reflections of Jesus’ last hours being held at various points.
The walk was organised by Churches Together in Huddersfield Town Centre.
The Vicar of Huddersfield, Simon Moor, said: “It is unusual, and yet moving in the present day, to see Christians gathering together outside their buildings to mark a part of the Jesus story, but it is Good Friday that draws so many people to tell of his death 2,000 years ago.
“We wait for the brilliance and joyfulness of Easter Day, the colour and brightness of the resurrection day.”
Other services of meditation took place at Huddersfield Parish Church yesterday afternoon with a three hour ‘vigil at the foot of the cross’ held inside the church.