The St Columba’s Catholic Church community at Bayswater Parish marked the solemn Good Friday Stations of the Cross together with the St Augustine’s Bayswater Anglican community on 30 March.
It is a tradition the two churches have held every Good Friday since 2006.
The liturgy marking the first station took place at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, while the following 12 stations were held on the street along the way to St Columba’s Catholic Church, where the 14th station was acknowledged inside.
Parishioners from each church proclaimed the readings of each station, with odd numbered stations undertaken by the Anglican community and the even numbered stations by the Catholic community.
Bayswater Catholic Parish Priest Father Andrew Albis concluded the Stations of the Cross with a final prayer.
It was Fr Albis’ first Easter with St Columba’s, having become Parish Priest just three months ago.
“Even people who have moved to different areas and different parishes come back to Bayswater for this occasion,” Fr Albis said.
St Columba’s Catholic Church was opened by the late Archbishop Redmond Prendiville in 1938.