May has arrived. What does it mean in our Parish?
Lots to do. Our spring migration from St Christopher’s to All Saints later in the month but first The Five Church Walk. Boughton has taken part since the beginning and changes have taken place .This year the route to Godmersham has changed. This will add new interest for the seasoned walkers who come each year and a relief to those who remember the long drag uphill from Godmersham. What ever the weather people come to enjoy the walk AND the food at the churches. Although many walk in pairs or groups there are solitary walkers. Many start as such but soon link up in friendly conversation.
Lots of people are involved in the organisation of the Walk. This year the splendid website has moved us into the digital age but not yet into the virtual state. At Boughton as well as contributing the secretarial skills to the Committee we cook and serve food, register in walkers and mark the route. It is a real team effort.
For the 2nd May Bank Holiday we feed a large group from St Martin-in-the-fields who are following the Pilgrim route to Canterbury. This time it is sandwich making.
If you are reading this and feeling that you would like to be part of the team or would like to do some cooking please contact Clare. Unfortunately a change that we cannot stop is age and we do need some new helpers. If you are new to the village it is a good way to meet friendly faces.
All Saints is a fantastic Grade 1 listed building but it is what goes on inside which gives it life.
Come and join us. Services start there on May 22nd at 9.30am.
Clare Hardwick and Rita Hawes
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