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Whit Walk 2019 – Sunday 9th June 2019

Whit Walk from bygone years
Route for the 2019 Whit Walk

On Sunday 9th June we will be holding our annual Whit Walk. The procession will leave the Smith Hill end of St James Street promptly at 10am.

As always we will be accompanied by Middleton Brass Band.

Our fiends from Moorhouse Methodist Church will join us as we walk around the parish eventually ending up in Milnrow Memorial Park. Here there will be a short service and music performed by young people.

Everyone is welcome to join in this amazing tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Can you imagine what it was like to carry the banner in those days? The banner is still the original banner, but these days its at least 3 foot shorter … easy!

Whit Walk 2017

We’d like to thank everyone who supported our annual Whit Walk on Sunday 11 June.

The rain held off, the sun shone, just leaving the Banner Team with the challenge of a brisk breeze to deal with! Thanks gentlemen, you did a great job.

Thanks once again to Middleton Brass Band for providing the perfect marching atmosphere.  You can see why they were so successful at this years Whit Friday Band Contest.

Thanks also goes to all our marshals and to RMBC for their support in organising this years event.

If you want any more information on our Whit Walks or have ideas as to how to make this annual event even bigger please get in touch.

St James’ Whit Walk

Next Sunday, 11th June 2017, we will be holding our Annual Procession of Witness supported by Middleton Brass Band.

The day will start with a joint service of Holy Communion at St James were we will welcome our friends from St Thomas’ Newhey.  The service will start at 9:30am .

After a quick brew, we will assemble at the junction of St James St and Kiln Lane.  The procession will leave at 11am going down Kiln Lane and along Dale St before turning up towards Butterworth Hall and up Pennine Drive.  We then turn into Kiln Lane and along Crossgates Road and down Smith Hill, back to church.  Everyone is welcome to join us so come along.

After events of the last 2 weeks this is an ideal way to show our united strength and show Milnrow and the world “we stand together“.

See you all next Sunday.