Published: March 25, 2013
In photos: Bad weather can't halt Brent Knoll Easter crosses ceremony

A group of local people braved icy winds to take part in the traditional blessing of three Easter crosses on top of Brent Knoll on Sunday (March 24th).

Over 30 people watched the three symbolic crosses moved into position, as pictured here, with the strong winds making the job more challenging than usual.

The Palm Sunday service, lasting 20 minutes, has been held each year for the past 15 years on the summit of the Knoll.

The three 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 until the weekend after Easter.

Churches from across the Burnham-On-Sea area were represented at the hill-top service, led by Reverend Sharon Crossman of Highbridge's St John's Church.

She told "We had a good turnout despite the winds and bitterly cold conditions and thank everyone who wrapped up with extra layers to venture up the Knoll to support us."

During the service, organised by 'Churches Together in Burnham and Highbridge', the congregation sang several hymns including 'There is a green hill far away'.


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