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Felixstowe: Open-air service marks Good Friday

PUBLISHED: 06:45 19 April 2014

The Churches Worship Band perform at an open air Good Friday service by Churches Together in Felixstowe.

The Churches Worship Band perform at an open air Good Friday service by Churches Together in Felixstowe.

Some 200 Christians from the Felixstowe area gathered for an open-air service to mark Good Friday.

The event, organised by the Churches Together in Felixstowe movement, took place at The Canopy on The Triangle, Hamilton Road. Musicians and singers from different churches, plus the town’s Salvation Army Band, led worshippers in modern and traditional Easter song, while readings described the passion and crucifixion of Jesus.

Some churches took part in marches of witness to the event, led by a cross-bearer.

The service was led by Ted Payne, with a welcome by Sue Hockenhull, Churches Together secretary, while the Rev Harry Stalker gave a talk. Prayers were led by the Rev David Kemble, minister of Trinity Methodist Church and Seaton Road Methodist Church, and Sister Mavis, from the Convent of Jesus and Mary.

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Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

A hugely popular Suffolk band competition which champions new musical talent will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

Firefighters tackled a two-car blaze in Haverhill after a suspect was seen setting one alight by a member of the public.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

A celebrity hairdresser visited West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds to give a masterclass to students and answer questions on the industry.

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Staff and students at Colchester Academy are celebrating their success after the school received its first ever ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection.

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