Easter crosses on Brent Knoll

New Easter crosses have been erected on the top of Brent Knoll by a team of volunteers this weekend for the holiday period.

The three crosses are a familiar sight on the Knoll and have been installed each Easter for over 40 years by Somerset Churches Together.

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

Colin Burt, one of the team who has helped to install them each year, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “This has been an important part of Easter for us for many years – it’s the physical part of the season and means a lot to us.”

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

The traditional outdoor hill-top Easter service next to the crosses took place on Sunday afternoon. These photos were taken by Jo May.