This Year’s Christmas Walk – 2021

The Acton Church – Christmas Walk

The annual Acton Church Christmas Walk took place on the afternoon of Sunday 12th December 2021.

140 walkers, some with dogs, took part and were split into three separate groups with separate walk leaders.

The 2.5 mile route started outside St Mary’s Church, Acton and took participants through the grounds of Dorfold Hall, with kind permission of the Roundell family, for a view of the exterior of the Grade 1 listed Hall and a walk up its long driveway, and then continued onto the Aqueduct and Nantwich Basin, before returning to Acton via the Shropshire Union Canal towpath.

The walkers arrived back at St Mary’s Church, Acton in good time to enjoy a festive cake and drink at the ‘Tea at the Tower’ community café (every Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm). Donations were greatly appreciated towards church funds. There was also the opportunity to wander around inside the Church to enjoy viewing the Christmas Tree Festival and live music, which took place over the same weekend. In the churchyard there was an outdoor Nativity scene, dozens of wooden stars and numerous trees were dressed in lights. A handmade garland was hung on each church door and the Almshouses were decorated with lights.

A representative from St Mary’s Church, Acton said: “Sometimes it is the smallest gestures that can have the greatest impact upon our wellbeing; Acton Church has pulled together a number of themes to tell the Christmas story ……….. showing hospitality, comfort and joy – with Covid precautions very much to the forefront”

Dates for future walks are: Sunday 9th January 2022 and Sunday 6th February. For further information please phone Nick Harley, Lead Walker, on 01270-620612 or 07710983125.

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