Joint Friends Summer Event

St Saviour’s Church Hall 2.00pm SUNDAY 28 JULY 2019

What links this saint with this house?
All be explained on the walk.

2019 is the 1,350th anniversary of the arrival of St Theodore of Tarsus in Canterbury. This led, via his work setting out the parish boundaries in England, to his stained glass portrait being installed in the east aisle of St Saviour’s church and an excuse for a summer event.

After the successes of the Beech Bottom Dyke Heritage Open Day event in 2018 and the walk on the eastern part of the parish boundary in 2017, the Friends of Bernards Heath and the Friends of St Saviour’s are collaborating to put on a free summer 2019 event to celebrate St Theodore and walk parts of the parish’s western boundary – some of which are St Theodore’s work still. We will also hope to see what is happening in this part of the parish in terms of County and District Council plans.

Assemble at the church hall by 2.00pm for a (30 minute) briefing on the boundary and its significance – and to look at St Theodore’s stained glass window. The guided walk will be to Stonecross, round to Old Luton Lane (now “Spinney Lane”) via Townsend Drive, walking the cycle track to the Ancient Briton junction, up Old Harpenden Road, along the northern side of Beech Bottom Dyke in Ellis Fields, along Valley Road to the southern side of the dyke, then to the railway line up to the King William IV and returning to the church for tea at 4.00pm. (From past experience, this is usually the best part of any such event!).

We can cater for 50 people. Dogs (on leads) welcome. The going under foot should be good unless there has been heavy rain. There are no steps and the route can be managed by buggies.

Please let Peter Burley know if you want to come by 21 July 2019 (so we can calculate numbers for catering) at:- peterburley@btinternet.com

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