CHRISTIANS from several different denominations came together for a joint walk of witness on Good Friday.

Organised by members of St Cuthbert's Church, in Low Etherley, more than 20 people walked together from The Sportsman's Club in Toft Hill, to Low Etherley.

The walk began at 9.30am and was led by the Reverend Cannon Trevor Pitt, with several stops through the village for prayers and reflections.

It ended at about 11am in the garden of retired doctor, Mark Ward, who offered everyone refreshments.

Publicity secretary for St Cuthbert's Church, Terry Robinson, said 22 people took part in the two-mile walk with everyone from teenagers to pensioners attending.

Mr Robinson said the church has organised the walk for at least five years and members were delighted to see those from every church gather including Methodists, those from nearby Hamsterley as well as those who were not members.

Mr Robinson helped organise the walk along with church wardens Barrie Kirton and Elizabeth Jude.

He said: "It 's a nice way of getting the message out into the area."

He added: "We got lots of waves from passing traffic."