THE popular Stations of the Cross procession on Good Friday was attended by around 120 people.
The large group made their way from the top of Avenue Parade to the summit of the Coppice.
They stopped on the way to listen to readings and prayers given by pupils from Mount Carmel RC Science College and St Christopher’s High School, detailing the 14 events depicting Jesus’s final hours.
Organisers from Accrington Churches Together and the Knights of St Columba noted the ecumenical procession had been one of the busiest for a number of years.
The event preceded the 7.30am Easter Sunday service in front of the cross at the top of the Coppice, led by Baptist minister the Rev Roy Parker from Christ Church with Cannon Street in Accrington.
On Palm Sunday a procession of around 70 had listened to readings and joined in hymns during the slow amble from Broadway, along Avenue Parade to the Coppice, carrying a large wooden cross.
The service, attended by people of all ages, was established around 50 years ago.
Brian Heap, of the Knights of St Columba, said: "The numbers are still quite small but they were almost double last year."