Crucifix will light up for equinox
A FASCINATING phenomenon that only reveals itself twice a year will take place next week.At the spring and autumn equinox, the crucifix at Barsham Church is lit up by a ray of golden light.
A FASCINATING phenomenon that only reveals itself twice a year will take place next week.
At the spring and autumn equinox, the crucifix at Barsham Church is lit up by a ray of golden light.
The event was witnessed by a large gathering of awe-filled spectators in March, and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there will be the chance to catch the autumn event.
For just three minutes on each of the days, if there is no cloud, a beam of sunlight will filter down from a small window and bathe the sculpture of Christ on the Cross in light.
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It is a beautiful spectacle that may date back as far as the 1300s when the window was built but has only very recently been rediscovered.
The spectacle will be best on Tuesday, as the light falls centrally in the sculpture. It will take place around 6.02pm on each of the days. A cup of tea will be available before hand.
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Barsham Church is situated one and a half miles from Beccles on the B1062 to Bungay. There is plenty of parking space.