Churches ready for a busy Easter

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Churches in the upper Calder Valley have been finalising their arrangements for Easter.

Hebden Royd Churches Together have completed their Easter programme.

On Palm Sunday, April 13, at 2pm, church members will distribute palms around the centre of Hebden Bridge, starting at the Memorial gardens in New Road.

At 3pm, the giant cross will be erected overlooking the town at Horsehold, Hebden Bridge.

In a break with tradition, it is intended that the cross remains there until 3pm on Ascension Sunday, June 1.

On Good Friday, April 18, at noon, starting from Hebden Bridge Town Hall, there will be a “Way of the Cross” processional around Hebden Bridge.

On Easter Sunday, April 20, at 6am, they host a “Sonrise Service” at Horsehold, to which all are welcome.

In Todmorden, churches will get together for the traditional Walk of Witness.

This begins at 11.15am from St Joseph’s Church, Wellington Road, following a brief service, and the procession will make its way to the Peace Garden next to Todmorden Town Hall in the town centre for a short service.

Afterwards, at noon, hot cross buns are being served just across Burnley Road at St Mary’s Church and this will be followed by a “messy church” session for young ones.

On Saturday, April 19, St Mary’s Church, Todmorden, is the venue for a special Easter event.

The Easter Light service which is at 7pm is a family event which includes hot dogs, a barbecue and fireworks alongside fun and worship to bring in Easter.