THE vicar of a church that helps the homeless in Newport prayed for people in the city today as the country marked Good Friday.

St Paul’s vicar Reverend Justin Groves led a group of Christians on a prayer walk with a cross, stopping at places along the way including the Salvation Army building in Hill Street.

Rev Groves: “We think it is important to pray for the community.

“It is no good complaining, which is what a lot of people do.

“We want to try and make a difference ourselves, but actually there is only so much we can do. That’s why we are praying so that God will step in.”

The church in Commercial Street helps vulnerable people who are homeless or have substance abuse problems, along with the Newport-based charity Eden Gate.

Congregation member Antonia Edwards met and married her husband Chris at St Paul's church.

She said: “It is important to remind people it is Good Friday and that Easter is not about chocolates and Easter bunnies. We are talking about the real meaning of Easter.”

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