April 5, 2009
photos: Dozens watch traditional blessing of Brent Knoll Easter
of people clambered up the steep slopes of Brent Knoll on Sunday
afternoon (April 5th) to watch the traditional blessing of three
Churches from across the Burnham-On-Sea area were represented
at the 20-minute service, which was led by Reverend Christine
Judson, Curate of St John's Church in Highbridge.
villagers from the Brent Knoll area had spent several hours on
Saturday moving the symbolic wooden crosses into position.
crosses are now clearly visible to motorists travelling along
the M5 motorway and the A38 on the eastern side of the Knoll.
The display will be in place for two weeks, until the weekend
Judson told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've had perfect conditions
for this annual service, and it was good to see such a large gathering
of people taking part from all denominations across the Burnham
the service, the congregation sang several hymns, including 'There
is a green hill far away', and listened to prayers and readings.
The outdoor service has been held each Easter for over 15 years.
congregation took part in hymns and prayers during the service
Judson, curate of St John's Church in Highbridge, led the service