MORE than 200 people joined the annual March of Witness which made its way through Penarth town on Good Friday.

The march, organised by Penarth Cytun council of churches, went ahead with the help of the stewards who were organised by resident John Squire.

A spokesman said: “The marchers were met with a respectful response from shoppers on Windsor Road, and tolerance and acceptance from motorists whose journeys were delayed at the roundabout and cross roads.”

The procession, which started from the top of Arcot Street, travelled along Plassey Street, Glebe Street, Windsor Road and Stanwell Road, before ending on the lawns of West House.

There, the marchers gathered and were joined by those who were unable to take part in the walk but wished to join in the final service.

This was delivered by the chairman of Cytun Revd Phyl Fanning who had led the march behind the cross carried by Christian Vaughan-Morris.

A Gospel message was delivered, followed by the singing of the hymn, When I survey the wondrous cross.

Revd Fanning thanked everyone for their support in the silent act of witness as the Christians of Penarth remembered the last walk of Jesus to Calvary.

The Sonrise Service on the cliffs near the bus shelter at the top of the Esplanade on Easter Sunday was led by Revd Fanning with sound provided by Graham Niblett, who has been doing so for more than 30 years.