The Circuit Pilgrimage took place between Saturday 16th and Sunday 24th August 2014 when a group of pilgrims walked around all the churches in the Basingstoke & Reading Circuit, starting off from Overton Methodist Church in the neighbouring Kennet & Test Valley Circuit.

The pictures below were taken by the pilgrims along this journey around the Circuit.

Pilgrimage Day 1 David Rice with Circuit Tree picture
Pilgrimage Day 1 Outside Overton Methodist Church, ready for the off!
Pilgrimage Day 1 Heading across country fields towards Oakley
Pilgrimage Day 1 Resting near St Leonard
Pilgrimage Day 1 Yet more country fields on this first leg of the pilgrimage
Pilgrimage Day 1 Richard and Tony debating the merits of styles
Pilgrimage Day 1 No, no-one is lost - just admiring the views
Pilgrimage Day 1 Brian with the Circuit Tree in the doorway of Oakley Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 1 Enjoying good food at Oakley Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 1 Terry and Pamela outside Trinity, Basingstoke
Pilgrimage Day 1 The pilgrims gather in the entrance area of Trinity
Pilgrimage Day 1 Getting a lot closer to St Andrew
Pilgrimage Day 1 The two David
Pilgrimage Day 1 The welcome committee outside St Andrew
Pilgrimage Day 1 Eileen and Kim outside St Andrew
Pilgrimage Day 2 Breakfast is over at St Andrew
Pilgrimage Day 2 A new day and the Circuit Tree is at Immanuel Church
Pilgrimage Day 2 Valerie and Ian outside Kempshott Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 2 The pilgrims gather in the Kempshott church car park
Pilgrimage Day 2 On the way to Tadley Common Methodist Church from Kempshott
Pilgrimage Day 2 Time for a short rest in the afternoon sunshine
Pilgrimage Day 2 Time for a short rest in the afternoon sunshine
Pilgrimage Day 2 Rest over, back on the road to Tadley again
Pilgrimage Day 2 The pilgrims have arrived at Tadley Common Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 2 The Circuit Tree at Tadley Common Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 3 Breakfast over at Tadley Common, soon be setting off again
Pilgrimage Day 3 A nice day for a walk through the woods
Pilgrimage Day 3 Tony and Alison debating on the forest path
Pilgrimage Day 3 Tony, Jennifer, Sheila, Terry and David taking a break
Pilgrimage Day 3 Three of the pilgrims emerge from the dark woods
Pilgrimage Day 3 Not far to go now to Burghfield Common
Pilgrimage Day 3 Terry and Alison with the Circuit Tree at Burghfield Common Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 3 An interesting lych gate on the way towards Bradfield
Pilgrimage Day 3 Open countryside between Burghfield Common and Bradfield
Pilgrimage Day 3 The glory of a rainbow to lighten the journey
Pilgrimage Day 3 The Circuit Tree ready to rest at Bradfield Tutts Clump Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 4 Getting ready to set off from Bradfield
Pilgrimage Day 4 There
Pilgrimage Day 4 The Circuit Tree has arrived at Burnt Hill Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 4 Heading in to Burnt Hill Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 4 Time for light refreshments at Burnt Hill Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 4 Another day and a different wood to walk in
Pilgrimage Day 4 The pilgrims continue on their path, styles included
Pilgrimage Day 4 Theres another good lych gate, Watch and Pray is good advice!
Pilgrimage Day 4 The Circuit Tree has arrived at Tilehurst Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 4 The pilgrims have got to Tilehurst Methodist Church too.
Pilgrimage Day 4 On the road again, heading from Tilehurst to Emmanuel
Pilgrimage Day 4 The Circuit Tree has made it to Emmanuel Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 5 Breakfast over at Emmanuel, time to step out again
Pilgrimage Day 5 Time to enjoy the passage of the River Thames
Pilgrimage Day 5 A country house with a fine view across the Thames
Pilgrimage Day 5 Here
Pilgrimage Day 5 Still heading North with more shady paths
Pilgrimage Day 5 The Circuit Tree at St Leonard
Pilgrimage Day 5 The great river rolls on by between the hills
Pilgrimage Day 5 Smile - the country air is good and refreshing!
Pilgrimage Day 5 And yet another group photo!
Pilgrimage Day 5 Heading back towards Caversham to the South West
Pilgrimage Day 5 The Circuit Tree outside of Caversham Heights Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 6 Getting ready to leave Caversham Heights Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 6 Time for logistics, Jon gets the transport ready to go.
Pilgrimage Day 6 A welcome with the Circuit Tree at Caversham Park Church
Pilgrimage Day 6 Coffee break time at Gosbrook Road, Caversham
Pilgrimage Day 6 The Circuit Tree has travelled to Caversham too.
Pilgrimage Day 6 Taking time out for daily devotions in the church
Pilgrimage Day 6 Time to leave Caversham and head over to Wesley
Pilgrimage Day 6 The Circuit Tree has arrived at Wesley Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 6 Now the Circuit Tree is at Woodley Airfield
Pilgrimage Day 6 At Christ Church, Woodley - a great wall decoration
Pilgrimage Day 6 James taking a turn holding the Circuit Tree at Christ Church, Woodley
Pilgrimage Day 7 It
Pilgrimage Day 7 The Circuit Tree has moved on to Whitley Methodist Church - coffee time
Pilgrimage Day 7 The wooden cross has made the same journey too to Whitley
Pilgrimage Day 7 The pilgrims are now heading back South
Pilgrimage Day 7 This is the longest leg of the pilgrimage
Pilgrimage Day 7 This llama takes a look as the pilgrims pass by
Pilgrimage Day 7 Time to take a break for light refreshments
Pilgrimage Day 7 Penny, David and Alison taking a well earned rest
Pilgrimage Day 7 Did anyone hear it when the tree fell in the forest?
Pilgrimage Day 7 That tree certainly makes a handy seat for David
Pilgrimage Day 7 Yes, a good seat for David as Jennifer looks on.
Pilgrimage Day 7 The end of the longest leg of the pilgrimage draws near
Pilgrimage Day 7 The flags are out at Christ Church, Chineham complete with music and singers
Pilgrimage Day 7 A welcome hot drink along side a nice warm bowl of water for tired feet
Pilgrimage Day 7 The Circuit Tree has travelled far to arrive at Christ Church too.
Pilgrimage Day 8 Breakfast over at Christ Church, Chineham - ready to go again
Pilgrimage Day 8 Richard and Marion
Pilgrimage Day 8 Another coffee break in Old Basing chapel with new pilgrims joining the walk
Pilgrimage Day 8 Almost time to head out of Old Basing towards Oakridge
Pilgrimage Day 8 Heading back towards Basingstoke from Old Basing
Pilgrimage Day 8 Got some new pilgrims joined the walk today
Pilgrimage Day 8 The Circuit Tree at Oakridge with Jacqueline and Joan
Pilgrimage Day 8 The pilgrims arrived safely at Oakridge Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 8 A good lunch was enjoyed by all before the pilgrims continued to Silchester
Pilgrimage Day 8 Lunch over, time to start walking towards Silchester
Pilgrimage Day 8 There
Pilgrimage Day 8 The Circuit Tree by the sculpture in the Ebenzer garden at Silchester Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 9 Last day, breakfast over, ready to head from Silchester to Tadley
Pilgrimage Day 9 Passing by Tadley \"Old Meeting\" URC church
Pilgrimage Day 9 The Circuit Tree outside Tadley Main Road Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 9 Morning service and lunch at Tadley Main Road Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 9 Time to set out on the paths back towards Silchester and Mortimer
Pilgrimage Day 9 More new pilgrims for this last day of the walks
Pilgrimage Day 9 The crops in these field look to produce a good crop
Pilgrimage Day 9 Don
Pilgrimage Day 9 Andrew, Louise then Pauline and Peter in their matching hats
Pilgrimage Day 9 Slowly the pilgrims emerge from the dark woods near Silchester
Pilgrimage Day 9 Near the old Roman town of Calleva heading towards Mortimer
Pilgrimage Day 9 The Circuit Tree has arrived at Mortimer Methodist Church
Pilgrimage Day 9 The map shows the complete pilgrimage journey around the circuit
Pilgrimage Day 9 That
Pilgrimage Day 1 David Rice with Circuit Tree picture

 

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