Solemn ceremonies to mark Good Friday have been held in the city for many years.
Today, we remind ourselves of the events held in times gone by and ask whether anyone remembers the people pictured.
All of these photographs are from the Sunderland Echo archives and relate to the 1980s.
First is the Good Friday Easter Parade and Service which was held at the Civic Centre on March 28, 1986.
Photographer Jack Carroll was there to cover the scenes at the parade which clearly shows banners from the Franklin Street Pentecostal Church, Humbledon Methodist Sunday School, and Elim Church. The Good Friday service was held by Sunderland Sunday School union.
Burdon Road was filled for the Procession of Witness.
Were you there and can you tell us more about the event?
Our second image shows the Good Friday Easter March and Service which was held on April 16, 1987, and which was taken by our photographer Tony Colling.
The service was held at Sunderland Civic Centre and this scene is from the Good Friday Parade. Can you identify any of the people in the photograph.
Thirdly, the Easter Cross and Service on Tunstall Hill was photographed on April 1, 1988. It shows worshippers raising the cross.
Lastly, we captured the Sunday Schools Easter Procession and Service on the same day in 1988 – showing banners from Elim Church, Grindon, the Bethesda Mission in Prospect Row, Franklin Street, and Robert Street.
Worshippers joined in the opening hymn, accompanied by the Salvation Army, our photographer noted. We would love to hear from anyone who can tell us more about Easters in the city in years gone by. Or perhaps you know the people in our photographs from the 1980s.
If so, why not send us an email or give us a call. Contact Chris Cordner on (0191) 5017473, or email email@example.com