Easter celebrated at Kilmington

Message of hope proclaimed from the Armada Beacon

WORSHIPPERS in Kilmington turned out in force to celebrate Easter Sunday.

In the morning 18 “disciples”, with children and dogs, assembled at the Shute Armada beacon, which was used as the symbolic cave for a short service entitled “A reflection on the empty tomb”.

The words “Jesus Christ is risen today” echoed down over Shute and Colyton from the hill as the early risers sang their praises.

Later nearly 170 people packed St Giles Church where two local children were baptised.

The Rev Alastair McCollum performed the ceremony on youngsters William Peter Meads and Evelyn Anne Hill, watched by their parents, relatives and friends.

Many other children witnessed the event before taking part in an Easter egg hunt in the vicarage garden, while the rest of the congregation took their Easter Communion in the beautifully decorated church.