RESIDENTS of Mere braved the rain and marked Good Friday by walking a crucifix to the top of Castle Hill.

The annual procession began with a gathering of residents in Mere Town Square. From there, they made their way, carrying the cross, to the top of Castle Hill.

The event was organised by Churches Together in Mere and District.

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This year, Good Friday fell on March 29, the young and old braved the rain, following and helping to carry the cross up the hill while many performed readings at different stops on the way.

The Walk of Witness, which, this year was called The Way of the Cross, was carried out in the morning from The Square and onto the top of Castle Hill.

The cross of sorrow was carried and erected on Castle Hill.

Very poor weather made for a soggy start in Mere Town Square, rain poured but was very quickly replaced by sunshine for a slippery walk up Castle Hill.

The Walk was well attended. Afterwards, at 12.30pm, a Lent Lunch was served at The Grove Building in Mere.