Traditional march was joined by 200 people

The March of Witness arrives in St Peter's Hill, Grantham.

The March of Witness arrives in St Peter's Hill, Grantham.

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AROUND 200 Christians took part in the March of Witness in Grantham on Good Friday.

Despite the alteration of the march route, which had remained unchanged for 40 years, the march went ahead and was hailed a success by members of Churches Together.

Organisers were forced to alter the route due to requests by Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire County Council.

Ruby Stuckey, of Churches Together, said: “The Churches Together leadership were pleased with the number of people attending to give support and witness after the controversy as to whether it would be allowed to take place at all. It was noticeable that more families came which meant that all ages were represented.

“The people on the March of Witness felt that the shortened route was better than nothing but missed out the use of most of the main streets of the town and completely ruled out plans for a re- enactment of the Good Friday story.”

A Swedish theology student on a placement at Grantham New Life Church was chosen the cross at the front of the procession, assisted by Clive Smith from St John’s Spitalgate.

Hot Cross Buns were given out to members of the public.