This is a Benefice-wide event, held a week after the 'proper' date for Rogation Sunday.
It includes: starting at 9.15 in St. Martin's Church in Fivehead with bacon butties, a United Benefice short All Age/Family Service, followed by a walk to 'beat the bounds' from Fivehead, via St. Catherine's Church in Swell for 10.30am Family Communion and on to Curry Rivel St. Andrew's Church for approx.12.30pm arrival, a short Thanksgiving Service, then a bring & share lunch in the Old School Room ('behind' the church).
The Church has traditionally offered prayer for God's blessing on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce food. Rogation days (the 3 days before Ascension Day) were a period of fasting and abstinence, beseeching God's blessing on the crops for a bountiful harvest, starting on the preceding Sunday.
Beating the boundary goes back to medieval times, when a 'beating party' walked the boundary of a parish, checking the boundary markers and beating them with long sticks, also praying for the protection of the land.
The above times are for information, in order that any non-walkers can meet up with the walkers at various points.
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