Walking church is something Wood Green Mennonite Church launched in the last year. There was a "trial run" in 2011 and then formally launched in January of 2012. Launching an event that goes outside in January is quite ambitious, especially with the possibility for inclement weather, but so far it has had reasonably nice days. A couple have been very nice in fact! A link about walking church can be found here: http://www.mennoworld.org/
2012/4/16/ london-congregation-takes-worsh ip-outside/. Unfortunately, I will be missing out on the next two occasions in Richmond Park, London as I will be on holiday both times. My last "service" with Wood Green Mennonite before I head back to the States will be a walking church Sunday at the end of June.
When I was growing up Easter usually involved some major meal with ham, whether it was at my parents, grandparents, or other friend's houses. I can say I still love ham, and did miss it this past Easter, but instead we had a church lunch (potluck), which was almost as good. Ham still tops it all anyways as it's probably my favourite meat. We had a brunch as a household on Good Friday since part of the house were going off to family later that day. Lois made a really tasty breakfast casserole, I supplied different fruit juices (and some lincolnshire sausage for the casserole), Barbara made a wonderful fruit salad, and Will brought some strong expresso with double cream. YUM!
Late on Easter Sunday I was on the train up to Coventry to see one of Bridge Builders' associate trainer's and her husband for a few days. My last course working with Sandra was in February, so this was just an extra chance to say those goodbyes and to spend some time with them. We went out on a windy/drizzly day into the countryside around Coventry (Warwick area). Did some hiking, walked through Warwick and had some cream tea, came back and had supper at their place and watched some Indiana Jones (1st one). Overall, a really nice day, even though the weather was kind of shoddy. Some pictures of the day are below.
Thatched roofs, which Steve thought were authentic.
Leads to the River Avon
Warwick Castle from a distance