Shropshire Star

Easter crosses set to take their prominent position in rural Shropshire again this year

Three gigantic Christian crosses will be sending a powerful Easter message from the top of a Shropshire landmark again this year.

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St Margaret’s Church, in Ratlinghope, has organised to get the 15ft and 10ft crosses planted as a beacon on top of Ratchup Hill.

They are visible for many miles around and will be the focus of Easter services at the church.

Easter Crosses on the hill in Ratlinghope in 2023

Mike Barnbrook, speaking on behalf of the church team, said the idea is to create a talking point and the Christian message of Easter that Jesus was crucified on the cross.

Sue Cooke, Mary Hardham, Mike Barnbrook, David Hardham, Margaret Cooke and David Cooke - some of the team who are behind the crosses

The plan is to take the crosses up Ratchup Hill on Saturday and leave them there for the whole of the Christian Holy week. There will be Easter services at the foot of the crosses.