Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Early Warning - Easter Sunday
Anybody near enough to the Walsall/Birmingham border might be interested to know that a Dawn Communion Service will take place at 6 a.m. On Easter Sunday 12th April 2009 at Barr Beacon where we normally gather at the monument and share in Holy Communion. Last year we gathered in a snow storm but it was a really enjoyable time as we remembered the rising of our Lord.
Wikipedia says the following:
Barr Beacon is a hill on the edge of Walsall, West Midlands, England, very near the border with Birmingham. It gives its name to nearby Great Barr and to the local school Barr Beacon Language College. It is historically the site of a beacon where fires were lit in times of impending attack or on celebratory occasions. Barr Beacon is the highest point between itself and the Ural mountains. The site is on green belt land and is of local importance for nature conservation, as defined by Walsall Borough Council. During both 2002 and 2003 the site attracted an estimated 200,000 visitors.
On the summit is a Peace Memorial consisting of a raised dais, covered by a dome supported by eight columns.