Published: April 2, 2012
In photos: Donkey leads Palm Sunday procession through Burnham

Palm Sunday was marked in Burnham-On-Sea with a special seafront procession of 70 people, led by a donkey.

The congregation gathered outside St Andrew's Church for the procession, which started with prayers and a song in the churchyard.

The church's Sunday School followed the donkey and the congregation down Victoria Street and past the Post Office and on to The Esplanade before finally entering the churchyard again.

Reverend Graham Witts told "This is a wonderful way to begin the week before Easter, which is called Holy Week, and marks the events in the last week of Christ’s life."

"The service in church was led by the Sunday School and their teachers and acted as a visual aid of the journey Jesus made into Jerusalem."

"Other events this week will mark other parts of the Passion story with a Service of Footwashing on Maundy Thursday evening and a Service of light on Easter Eve."

Full details of the Services can be found in church. This week sees the beginning of the new churchwatch season with the church being open from 10am-4pm each day when all will be welcome to pop in and visit.


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