Our Walk on Rogation Sunday, 22nd May starts at Silsoe Church where we gather from 8:15 am before beginning our walk with prayers at 8:30 am after which we depart for Flitton where a bacon roll awaits you from about 9:30 am (please make sure you let us know that you are coming to help with catering quantities – firstname.lastname@example.org)
At 10:00 am there will be a 3 Churches Communion Service at Flitton Church led by Rev Roger Wood. All are welcome to this service, even if you are not walking the churches.
At 11:00am, after the service, we will leave for Pulloxhill Church, where there will be refreshments and prayers from 12 noon.
At 12:30 we will leave to return to Silsoe Church where we will finish our walk with prayers at 1:30pm.
At the end of the walk, you are very welcome to join us for a picnic in the field on the way to Wrest Park – you can bring you picnic along at the start of the walk and leave it in Silsoe Church whilst you are walking.
Each section of the walk will take around an hour, you can do all of them or just one or two. The route is off-road on marked public footpaths and is suitable for reasonably fit adults, children and dogs Not suitable for buggies, or those who find long walks difficult.
There are toilet facilities at all 3 stops.
THINGS TO BEAR IN MIND
- We ask you to complete this registration slip and pass it to Margaret Butt or one of the Churchwardens. This will give us a reliable list of who is attending.
- Please wear suitable clothing. The route is mainly off-road on public footpaths which might be rutted and/or muddy so good shoes are especially important. Bring water and plasters.
- Make sure someone you are walking with has a mobile phone for emergencies. We will not necessarily walk in one large group but we do need to keep track of everyone to make sure you are safe.
- You need a reasonable standard of fitness, there will be about 3 hours of actual walking plus 2 breaks. There are no very steep uphill bits but it’s a gentle climb to Pulloxhill… – the clue is in the name of the village!
- Please familiarise yourself with the route before setting off – route map. We will try and put a few discreet markers out but don’t rely on them. Fortunately you can see your destination ahead of you so you can’t get very lost.
- Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control – remember that there is a communion service along the way in Flitton Church where not everyone will be on the walk, well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.
- IF THE WEATHER IS VERY WET IN THE PRECEDING DAYS WE WILL HAVE TO POSTPONE DUE TO MUD.