For many years our local ecumenical grouping of churches, the Upper Holloway Fellowship of Churches, has organised a Good Friday walk of witness, which makes its way up Holloway Road to conclude with an open air service. This takes place on Archway Mall, a nondescript paved square just a few yards from Archway tube station.
The problem with open air events at this time of the year is the unpredictability of the British weather; in previous years we have had such strong wind that chairs have been blown across the square, or it has been cold and wet. Today, a combination of a late Easter and the fantastic weather we have had for the past week, meant that people were complaining about the sun!
Although the shops at Archway are not very busy on Good Friday, the fact that we are right by an important transport interchange means there is quite a number of people passing by, so the worship is given an evangelistic flavour. We also hand out leaflets explaining the significance of Good Friday.
It was great to celebrate Good Friday alongside Christians of many different traditions: Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, Methodists, Pentecostalists – and probably others too. Afterwards we retired to Archway Methodist Church for tea and hot cross buns.
Mary Ann took some photographs of the service, which are posted here.