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Faithful head to hill

Good Friday service on the hill at Coleyville. Crosses on the Hill. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Good Friday service on the hill at Coleyville. Crosses on the Hill. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

THE Easter weekend began with a liturgy and spectacular view for 800 worshippers at the traditional Three Crosses on the Hill service at Coleyville.

The congregation from eight Christian denominations crammed under a marquee at the rural property for the service, the 17th time it has been held.

They sat facing the now -iconic image of the three crosses perched on the hilltop overlooking a rolling green valley.

The congregation shared morning tea afterwards, with the spectacular view making a picturesque background.

Organiser Bill Catlow said the mass had grown from humble beginnings 17 years ago. He said the strength of the turn-out proved the religious side of Easter still held weight in the community.

"It started off with about 70 in 1998 and each year it has progressively got bigger and this year the fellow that lends us the tent is thinking about making it bigger for us," he said.

He said the service was unique, offering something rare across the country.

"I refer to my congregation as a rainbow. We are all different colours."

Topics:  coleyville, crosses on the hill, easter, good friday


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