Easter crosses on Brent Knoll

Easter crosses have not been erected on the top of Brent Knoll this weekend for the holiday period due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions.

The three crosses are a familiar sight on the Knoll and have been installed each Easter by the local Churches Together group since 1986. They are photographed here being installed last year.

Rev Kevin Wright, rector of the Three Saints Parishes, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Sadly, the crosses have not gone up this year. They would usually be installed on Palm Sunday but that came after the lockdown started when social gathering was discouraged.”

Thousands of motorists on the M5 motorway usually see the crosses on top of Brent Knoll throughout the Easter holiday period.

In 2017, vandals damaged and pulled down the crosses, which provoked outcry, as we reported here at the time.


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