On Good Friday 6 April, and again on Holy Saturday 7 April, there will be a Passion Walk starting from Greyfriars Kirk, George IV Bridge.
The Passion Walk is organised by Susan Mansfield, the writer and journalist; Duncan MacLaren, the Rector of St James Church, Leith; and Jane MacLaren, the Events Manager for the charity Fischy Music.
The walk is an imaginative journey through the streets of Edinburgh, in which the city becomes the backdrop for the story of Christ’s Passion. At significant places, a printed booklet or audio guide will invite you to enter into the events of Jesus’ final hours. It is an opportunity to experience the Easter story in a new way, to notice afresh some of the ways in which it touches our lives.
You can start the walk at any time between 11am and 2pm on the Friday or the Saturday, having collected your map and guide in Greyfriars Kirk between those times. The walk covers around 4 miles, including (as Jesus’ journey did) one fairly steep ascent, and is likely to take you 2-3 hours. A shorter route may be available for those who would find that helpful. At the end of the walk, back in central Edinburgh, we offer warmth, refreshments and a chance to mark the end of the journey.
Walkers are asked to register:
- online at www.passionwalk.org, or
- by email to email@example.com, or
- by phoning 07879 014344).
There is a charge of £7 (£5 unwaged) to cover overheads and the production of materials.
The Passion Walk is a non-profit project.