IN PICTURES: Loyal Orders' rally marks 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation

Marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

A religious rally marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation has been described as an “awesome expression” of the Christian ethos of the Loyal Orders.

An estimated 10,000 people attended the Portadown gathering, which included a major procession through the Co Armagh town.

On the march in Portadown

On the march in Portadown

Saturday’s open-air service at Shamrock Park was jointly organised by the Orange and Royal Black Institutions.

Marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Member of the Loyal Orders in Portadown

Member of the Loyal Orders in Portadown

Members of the County Down Grand Black Chapter march through Portadown

Members of the County Down Grand Black Chapter march through Portadown

Enjoying the sunshine at the parade to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Enjoying the sunshine at the parade to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

DUP MLA Mervyn Storey was among those who attended yesterday's parade to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

DUP MLA Mervyn Storey was among those who attended yesterday's parade to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation