Seaford Baptist Church to welcome Easter by gathering on the beach at sunrise

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THE RISING sun will greet members of Seaford Baptist Church when they gather on the beach to celebrate Easter.

Worshippers will meet next to the Martello Tower at 7am on Easter Sunday to mark the resurrection.

Traditionally the church met for its sunrise service on Seaford Head in sight of the Seven Sisters.

But in recent years, to make the event more accessible, they have gathered on the level beach.

Usually between 40 and 60 people turn up for a 40 minute service of songs and readings.

They are often joined by early-morning walkers and people exercising their dogs and people have even come by sea.

Parking is plentiful.

At the end of the service, depending on the availability of fish, they will enjoy mackerel cooked on the beach.

This is a reminder of Christ cooking breakfast for his disciples at the edge of the Sea of Galilee.

Easter Sunday is a busy day for Seaford’s Baptists, in common with other churches in the town.

They have a communion service at 9am, Easter day celebration at 10.30am, and a service of light at 6am.

Everyone is welcome to any of these events in the Belgrave Road church.