Churches in Sheringham unite for Easter service

The Good Friday procession making its way up Beeston Hill. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The Good Friday procession making its way up Beeston Hill. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

St Peter's Church at Sheringham was packed to the rafters for the annual Good Friday service and Walk of Witness, organised by the town's Churches Together team.

Sheringham townsfolk gather for a Good Friday service at the top of Beeston Hill. Picture: KAREN BET

Sheringham townsfolk gather for a Good Friday service at the top of Beeston Hill. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The local tradition, which stretches back more than 25 years, saw more than 200 townsfolk follow a seven-strong group of congregation members as they carried a 12ft wooden cross from the church to the town clock.

After prayers led by Lighthouse Community Church minister Ian Savory and hymns from Sheringham Salvation Army, the procession made its was through the town, before planting the cross at the top of Beeston Hill.

Church-goers will gather around the hilltop cross for a second time at 7am on Easter Sunday, for a 'sunrise' service which will be followed by hot drinks and bacon rolls at the Lighthouse Community Church, Cromer Road.

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