FEELINGS are expected to run high during Holy Week as marchers from the Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament converge on Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, site of Britain's second cruise missile base.
Having assembled on Good Friday, the peace campaigners will walk from Leicester, Stevenage and Cambridge, reaching Molesworth late on the evening of Easter Sunday, bearing torches, candles and flares for an all-night vigil.
The following afternoon, Easter Monday, will include "ringing" the base, both physically by people, and with bells and chimes.
There will additionally be a vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday from lOpm until dawn at the neighbouring airbase at Alconbury.
Pax Christi has organised a Lenten pilgrimage to the ancient Cathedral city of St David's, beginning tomorrow and arriving on Wednesday in Pembrokeshire.
On Maundy Thursday, the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, four members of the anti-nuclear weapons movement, Catholic Peace Action will face charges of obstruction during a demonstration at the Ministry of Defence in London on January 15, Dr King's birthday.
Yesterday, five other members of CPA, including Sr Doreen Tobin, were expected to be tried in London on similar charges.
A 72-hour fast outside Westminster Cathedral will take place during Low Week, starting on April 15, including representatives from CPA, Pax Christi and various Justice and Peace groups.