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Holy Week: Archbishop Justin in Canterbury Diocese

Photo Credits: Canterbury Diocese

Friday 18th April 2014

Archbishop Justin joined Christians Together in Dover on Good Friday for a Procession of Witness.

The procession started by Dover Town Hall and continued to the Market Square, where the Archbishop preached on the importance of the cross.

"We need the cross," Archbishop Justin said. "Jesus said to us: 'If you want to be my follower then take up your cross.' We have that choice."

Archbishop Justin then shouldered one of three life-size crosses through the streets up to St Mary de Castro, the church in Dover Castle, where they were planted.

Yesterday, Archbishop Justin washed the feet of congregation members during the Maundy Thursday service at Alkham Parish Church. 

“Who can cope being loved by Jesus?” Archbishop Justin said in a sermon preached at the service. “God loves us to the very limit of his love. We must feast on this love so that we overflow. When we feast on it we can feed others." 

Archbishop Justin has been in Canterbury Diocese during Holy Week, visiting Christian social action projects and church communities in Dover.

On Monday, he and his wife, Caroline Welby, visited the Emmaus community and shop in Archcliffe Fort.

On Tuesday, the Archbishop visited Dover Foodbank, where he lent a hand sorting collected foodstuffs and speaking to volunteers from local churches.

On Easter Sunday, Archbishop Justin will preside and preach at Canterbury Cathedral. On Easter Monday, he and the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott, will join 700 young people on pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral. Read more here.

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