April 17, 2011 In
photos: Easter crosses ceremony held on top of Brent Knoll
100 local people clambered up the steep slopes of Brent Knoll
on Sunday (April 17th) to take part in the traditional blessing
of three Easter crosses.
Churches from across the Burnham-On-Sea area were represented
at the 25-minute Palm Sunday service, which was led by Reverend
Andrew Jackson from Highbridge's Hope Baptist Church.
The hill-top service has been held each Easter for more
than 15 years and a group of villagers from Burnham spent several
hours on Saturday moving the symbolic wooden crosses into position
on the summit of the Knoll.
crosses are now clearly visible to motorists travelling along
the A38 and M5 on the eastern side of the Knoll and will be in
place for two weeks, until the weekend after Easter.
Jackson told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We had a good turnout of
people for this short service, which brings together worshippers
from all the denominations across the Burnham area."
the service, which was organised by 'Churches Together in Burnham
and Highbridge', the congregation sang several hymns including,
aptly, 'There is a green hill far away' and took part in prayers.
Andrew Jackson, Chris Preston, Sharon Crossman and Simon Lewis
at Sunday's ceremony
The hill-top service attracted almost 100 people
Rev Jackson led the service with short readings given by the
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