2018 Manchester and Salford Whit Walks

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

The 2018 Manchester and Salford Whit Walks will take place on Monday 28th May. The walks are being organised by the Diocese of Manchester and the organisers are keen to have different denominations involved. Bishop John will be joining the walk.

You can participate in the walks as an indvidual, family or as a parish group. Parishes are invited to bring banners and even bands!

The Manchester Whit Walks originate from the Anglican Sunday Schools and started here in the 1780s. By 1810 the numbers walking in Manchester had reached over 7,000. The first Catholic procession took place in 1844 to mark the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone at Salford Catherdal. There are a number of highlights from the many Whit Walks including the 1973 walk to mark the Bi-Centenary of the first Catholic parish in Manchester, where over 12, 000 people joined the Whit Sunday procession.

Today after a number of different approaches and years without a Whit Walk the Manchester and Salford walk is an opportunity for an ecumenical act of witness.

To register your parish participation or to find out further information please contact the organising secretary the Revd. Canon Daniel Burton on ashworthburton@hotmail.com


9.30am Assemble behind Manchester Cathedral

10am Procession sets off to march to Albert Square

10.45am Act of Worship in Albert Square

11.30am Procession sets off from Albert Square to return to Manchester Cathedral

Colours: Red and White

Theme: The Gift of the Holy Spirit

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