Churches unite to mark Easter

As tourists poured in from across the state for the long weekend, events were held within the community to mark Easter.

Eastern Eyre Peninsula locals from a variety of churches gathered in Arno Bay early on Sunday morning to mark Easter Sunday.

A crisp morning with a fresh atmosphere from overnight showers greeted worshippers on the damp sand by the Arno Bay jetty for an interdenominational service organised by Chris Smith of the Uniting Church.

About 65 people came down to celebrate the resurrection 2000 years ago of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ and Son of God, in a service led by Uniting Church Pastor Brenton Smith.

Locals were joined by those visiting family and friends and grey nomads, accompanied by five well-behaved dogs.

Initially the departing rain clouds obscured the sun but eventually gave way to a pleasant sunny day.

Fellowship continued in the Super Shed giving members of different churches and visitors to the area the opportunity to get to know one another.

Attendees were treated to a breakfast of hot cross buns provided by the Arno Bay Community Church and kingfish again kindly donated by Clean Seas.

These were deliciously barbecued by the Cleve Uniting Church and helpers.

About thirty people gathered at the Cowell foreshore for the town's combined sunrise service.

The cool, damp morning encouraged thanksgiving and prayers for more rain for the district.

Fellowship followed over tea, coffee and hot cross buns.