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Sheringham churches erect cross on local hill 

Sheringham Easter Cross 3802014 - The churches in Sheringham joined together again this year for worship on Good Friday (April 18) and for the traditional “Walk of Witness” to plant a wooden cross on Beeston Hump.

The united service at St Peter’s Parish Church was attended by about 300 people and included a dramatisation of the Easter story by adults and teenagers from the town’s Lighthouse Community Church. This was followed by a short walk to the town’s clock tower for a brief time of reflection and a couple of hymns, led by the town’s Salvation Army band.
The large group who had assembled then proceeded to local landmark, Beeston Hump, about a mile away, led by Lighthouse church youth worker Daniel Ward and a group of folk from the town’s churches who carried the large wooden cross. This was erected on top of the hill, overlooking the North Sea and the A149 coast road. Hilltop prayers were led by Rev Christian Heycocks, vicar of St Peter’s Church.
Rev Heycocks said: “It is obviously a very important day in the Christian calendar. It is the day when we remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is an opportunity for all Christians to come together and take part in this act of witness. It is always well attended and the church was packed out."
 Early risers returned to the Hump two days later on Easter Sunday for a “Son-rise” service – a short time of celebration to give thanks for the resurrection of Jesus. This was followed by breakfast at the Yesu centre in Sheringham.

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