Church’s seaside Easter service

A fire kept A'Chleit worshippers warm.

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West road parishioners enjoyed an early morning Easter service on the beach.

A fire kept the cold at bay as more than 30 church members and visitors gathered on the shore below A’Chleit church for a short service, led by Marilyn Shedden.

The church has held the Easter service on the beach for the past 11 years, to remember how Jesus appeared to his disciples by the seashore after his resurrection.

He called to them to come from their fishing boats and have breakfast with him on the shore, where he lit a fire and cooked fish.

There were a cross, decorated with flowers to symbolise new life and hope, with a touch of purple to represent royalty, as, according to Ms Shedden, ‘Jesus as King of our lives’.

After the service, everybody enjoyed a cooked breakfast and a blether in the church hall, cooked and served by a team of volunteers from A’Chleit and Clachan churches.

Ms Shedden described the weather as ‘glorious’ and said: ‘It was really lovely and a great chance to welcome many visitors.’

A cross adorned with daffodils for the outdoor event. NO_c14chleit01

A fire kept A’Chleit worshippers warm. NO_c14chleit02