Published: June 9, 2009
In photos: Churchgoer baptized in the sea in Burnham ceremony

A Highbridge churchgoer was baptized in the sea next to Burnham-On-Sea's jetty this week.

Liz Ryan of Burnham Community Church waded into the waters of Bridgwater Bay to be baptized by Pastors Steve Mason and Andy Selby during a ceremony in front of 50 family, friends and churchgoers.

Liz told "It was a very special moment. It was wonderful to hold the ceremony in the sea and publicly show my commitment and dedication to my faith. The water was quite warm and exhilarating!"

Music and a flag-flying ceremony were performed on the jetty as part of the baptism, which was held on Sunday evening (June 7th).

Many members of the Burnham church get baptized each year, but they usually choose a warm swimming pool for the traditional full-immersion ceremony.


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