MEMBERS of the churches in the Teme Valley South team are planning a new way of ‘doing church’ – by going for a walk!

On a Sunday afternoon, starting on March 15, a group will meet at Hanley Childe church and walk through the countryside of the Teme Valley, stopping for bible reading and prayer along the way.

Walks will vary in length, the first one on March 15 is around a mile. It is an opportunity to think about outdoors as well as engage in conversation, friendship and the wonder of creation. The planning group have taken a quote from environmentalist John Muir as their inspiration:

“I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in church thinking about the mountains.” The Revd Julia Curtis, Priest in Charge of Teme Valley South said this was a different and exciting way of doing church.