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Good Friday Pop Up Church takes over Waterloo Station concourse

London SE1 website team

Passengers at Waterloo Station on Friday morning got a surprise when a flashmob of local church members suddenly launched into a rendition of 'Amazing Grace'.

Pop Up Church Waterloo
Pop Up Church on the concourse of Waterloo Station
Waterloo Foodbank donations
Donations for Waterloo Foodbank collected under the cross at Waterloo Station

For many years an ecumenical service has been held on the concourse of Waterloo Station on Good Friday by members of local churches.

This year the event took the form of a flashmob, with church members instructed to blend in with the crowd of passengers until the signal was given to start singing.

During the singing of 'Amazing Grace' donations to the Waterloo Foodbank were collect to form a 'food mountain' in the centre of the station concourse.

"Over the past few months we've provided food to a thousand families in the local community that can't support themselves, and this is a great boost to what we're doing," said Steve Chalke, pastor of Oasis Church Waterloo which hosts the foodbank on behalf of local churches.

Before the flashmob, members of Churches Together in North Lambeth had taken part in Good Friday walks of witness from Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park and St John's Waterloo which converged at Emma Cons Gardens opposite The Old Vic.

• Network Rail and South West Trains staff distributed bags of mini Easter eggs to passengers at Waterloo on Friday.

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