A Christian minister is being condemned for baptizing children in the choppy waters of the English Channel during the end of vicious Storm Katie on Easter Monday. The storm, which brought 100 mph winds to Brighton beach, couldn’t hinder the baptisms of around 25 children and adults, all of whom were dressed in white.

It’s not clear which church service was performing the sacrament in the harsh conditions, but the scene may have gone unnoticed if it weren’t for photographer James Taylor. “I went for a morning stroll along Brighton beach and stumbled across these events,” the 36-year-old told The Mirror. “I was taking shelter and the reportage photographer in me urged me to get my camera out and I started taking snaps.” READ MORE