Rock of Ages event in Burrington

PUBLISHED: 14:58 20 July 2011

(click on image for larger view)  Burrington Combe.

(click on image for larger view) Burrington Combe. "Rock of Ages" Service with Salvation Army Band.


CROWDS of people turned up at Burrington Combe for an outdoor service.

The open air event was held to commemorate a hymn written by the Reverend Augustus Toplady, when he was rector of Blagdon.

He was said to be inspired to write Rock of Ages in 1763 while sheltering from a storm in a cleft of rock in the gorge. People took along their chairs and gathered opposite the rock to enjoy a service and live music from the Clevedon Salvation Army Band.

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