Walk Church Sunday 28th August 2022. Appledore – TN26 2BU
The August walk was at Appledore, where we got a warm welcome from Jayne Worby who was busy with the Appledore Flower Festival and so unable to join us. We were a group of ten including two ‘first timers’ to Walk Church.
The walk took us along the banks of the Military Canal. We reflected on the theme of belonging as we listened to John 15 1-17. Jesus says: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciple”.
We continued along the canal, whose banks were full of plant and insect life, past the PLUTO pipeline and up through Gusbourne Vineyard to Appledore Mound. Here we re-read the lesson from John and discussed the value of belonging not only to the church, but also to our communities and families. We reflected on the friendship, challenges and responsibilities hat these relationships bring.
The Walk continued by Horne’s Place Chapel before returning to Appledore Church for tea and a chance to enjoy the Flower Festival.
If anyone is interested:
- Horne’s Place Chapel will be open to the public on 10, 11 and 18 September between 11.00 and 15.00. There is no entry charge.
- Pipeline Under the Ocean (PLUTO): Click this link for a brief history; it’s is well worth reading to hear of the critical role this pipeline made to the war effort.