Rogation Walk 2017
A Date for your Diary -The Rogation Walk Saturday 20th May 2017
This is one of the oldest country traditions dating back to Norman times, where the people of the villages were taken round the edges of the parish and with green boughs, usually birch or willow, beat the boundary with them, so that the limits were marked and this information could be handed down through the generations. This walk historically took place in Rogation week.
Join us for this most enjoyable event walking all OR part of the route visiting each of the six churches in the benefice.
Starting at 9.45 at Little Hormead Church, we then walk a distance of approximately 3 miles between each village. There is a midmorning stop at Wyddial where Sally Diack of Home Farm so kindly provides refreshments not to be missed. At Anstey there is a lunchtime picnic stop at the village hall. Light refreshments are available at every church along the route before finishing around 4.30 at Great Hormead.
You can join us at any point and similarly leave the route when you wish. Families including dogs are most welcome, the pace and terrain is easy and along field edges and country lanes.
More details will be in the next newsletter alternatively call Trevor and Fiona Hughes on 01279 777404
The 2017 APCM was held on Tuesday 25th April at Hormead School at 7.30pm. The Rector's Report can be found here.
The New Prayer Diary is now in Church - do pick up your copy.
It is here as well if you misplace your copy! Please pray for us as we serve our villages and seek to grow in faith and in number.