Good Friday 2015

A damp day didn't dampen people's spirits, and we had a good turn out for the Good Friday celebration on the town square, running from 11 am to 2 pm.

Service at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Choir singing on the truck 'stage' at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

The crowd at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Rev. James Shakespeare leading the service at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Crowd and choir singing at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

We had stalls, children's activities, a prayer tent and at 11.15am a Good Friday Service followed by a soup lunch - all organised by Churches Together in Harborough.

You can download a copy of the leaflet produced about the event here: 2015 Easter leaflet.

Crowd at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

The art and craft stall for family fun at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Hunger lunch in aid of Christian Aid at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Fairtrade stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

The Cube stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Local church leaders, musicians and singers used a large open-sided lorry, provided by Stephen Sanderson Transport, for the Good Friday Service so that everyone in the Square could see what is happening.

The crowds sang along with well-known hymns, including 'To God be the glory'. Soloist Beth Hodgson also sang 'When I survey the wondrous cross'. Hot cross buns, donated by Tesco, were given by the churches to people in the Town Square.

Torch Trust for the blind and The Bower House stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Clockwise Credit Union stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Jubilee Foodbank stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Christian Aid Hunger Lunch stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Choir singing on the truck 'stage' at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Stalls featured caring initiatives associated with the town's churches including The Bower House counselling service, Torch Trust for blind and partially sighted people, Street Pastors, The Cube youth centre, Clockwise Credit Union, Jubilee Foodbank, Harborough Action for Justice and Peace, and the Fairtrade Group.

The Cube stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

The Bower House Christian Counselling service stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

The drummer at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Harborough FM at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Street Pastors stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Families had fun with crafts at the Activity Tent. There was also a Prayer tent for anyone who wanted prayer for themselves or anything they were concerned about. From 12 midday a simple lunch of soup, bread and cheese was served, with a donation taken up for the work of Christian Aid worldwide.

Prayer tent at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Fairtrade stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

Torch Trust for the Blind stall at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

The band at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

The band at Market Harborough's Good Friday 2015 event in the town square

The major Easter event was supported by Harborough District Council and HFM 102.3.