Processions and Street Witness
Being in the centre of the city, we believe it’s really important for Christians to be seen witnessing to their faith on the streets. We have a number of processions during the year including:
- a Blessed Sacrament procession to Devonshire Green for St Matthew’s Festival,
- a Palm Sunday procession along Carver Street,
- a Pentecost procession and act of witness on Barkers Pool.
- We also regularly host festivals for the Catholic Societies which usually include an outdoor procession.
We have processions because it is good for people to see the church of God on the move! In an increasingly secular but also spiritually hungry society, we must not be afraid of singing God’s praises on the street. We have found that this approach has often led to conversions and it has enabled us to build strong links with our local businesses.