This group of Vapositori has been pictured carrying out baptsisms in the sea as enormous waves from Storm Katie crashed around them in Brighton, UK.
The group seemed to be unaware of the risks until lifeguards told them not to dunk the children in the English Channel on the ‘very dangerous’ beach.
Onlooker James Taylor was out for a walk along the seafront when he spotted the congregation.
He said: ‘I went for a morning stroll along Brighton beach and stumbled across these events.
‘It was incredibly windy – it was just during the tail-end of the Storm Katie.
‘I was taking shelter and the reportage photographer in me urged me to get my camera out and I started taking snaps.’
The 36-year-old part-time photographer said he was stunned at the scene unfolding before him, adding: ‘There must have been 25 people in total.
‘I saw immediately that they were part of a church service. I was so surprised.
‘While I was there, they must’ve baptised three children and about three adults. They were taking children down to the shoreline – it was quite hairy with the wind