04:50AM, Tuesday 22 April 2014
The Walk of Witness took on a more celebratory feel as hundreds of people joined the traditional Good Friday procession through Maidenhead Town Centre.
The gathering of about 400 began at Sainsbury's in Providence Place before making its way to the High Street Methodist Church, stopping at stations on the way for hymns, bible readings and prayers.
Walk of Witness is a nationwide event, bringing Christians together to remember the events of Easter.
Keith Harrison, chairman of Maidenhead's Churches Together, said focus switched to the joy of the resurrection of Jesus rather than concentrating solely on the sombre events of Good Friday.
"In previous years, in between the stops we walked in silence to the beat of a solitary drum," he said.
"We wanted to give this year a more celebratory feel about it so we sang between stations and celebrated Jesus rising from the dead.
"In recent years, word about this has been getting out more and more.
"We change it each year and hopefully improve it, which gets more people along.
"It's been really nice weather. I'm happy with the changes we made and they seem to have gone down well."
Maidenhead Street Angels accompanied the walkers to ensure everything ran smoothly and music was provided by the Salvation Army band.
The Walk of Witness, which has been taking place in the town since 1974, ended with a final prayer outside the church in High Street before guests were invited inside for hot drinks and a mountain of hot cross buns.
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