•                         2019 PROCESSION OF WITNESS  
                                           ( WHIT WALKS )

       The organisers would like to thank all those hundreds of people who witnessed for Christ and provided a colourful spectacle to fit the theme : 'Jesus: The Servant King'.  

    Contributing to this year's Procession:

  • 29 churches and Christian organisations took part in the Procession. The number walking was 25% up on last year.
  • There were 10 tableaux using lorries, trailers, vans and cars.
  • There were 4 ingenious 'walking' tableaux. 
  • There was even a children's juggler with many tricks up his sleeve - Jugalubs ! 
  • The programme had a hand-drawn 'Servant King' logo designed and drawn by a members of Rose Hill URC's Art & Craft Club .
  • The Worship Group at the top of the Town Hall steps made a lively lead for the singing. The sound was powerful !
  • The bands were tremendous and provided a spectacle for those watching. Carlton Brass joined us for the first time and led The Procession behind The Mayor's car. Ashford Brass Band had two positions during the Procession. Hasland Baptist Pastor John Pickering gave a solo performance accompanying himself on guitar in a trailer drawn by a Land Rover.
  • Children were asked for drawings of Jesus showing His love for others as The Servant King. Their drawings created an effective display in Rose Hill URC.
  • Many people crowded into Rose Hill URC after The 'Whit Walks' for refreshments provided by The Roman Catholic Community. Amongst them were The Mayor and Mayoress.
  • The Ashover Brass Band continued to play outside Rose Hill URC after The Procession and Jugalubs reappeared to entertain the children.
 For one morning the traffic stopped, groups of people gathered, onlookers gazed and empowered by the Holy Spirit our churches took over the roads and bore witness to their belief that Christ is indeed The Servant King.

If anyone wants more information about The Procession of Witness, please get in touch with us by e-mailing: cechesterfield@gmail.com

                Your help and interest will be most welcome.

March Procession of Witness Newsletter......



The Procession of Witness (popularly known as ‘The Whit Walks’)



The Brampton Procession sets off for town led by Storrs Rd. Methodist's tableau 'Sheep R us'.

The Gospel Mission portrays Christ's commandment to 'Love your neighbour' with a small act of kindness - mowing the lawn for an elderly neighbour.. 

The Salvation Army join The Procession.

CE:C President leads the Act of Worship from The Town Hall steps. The Mayor and Mayoress look on.