Derived from the classic Australian tradition of a pub crawl, local churches are combining to hold a church crawl event in the Bundaberg CBD this week.
The church crawl will take place on Sunday June 5 which marks the day of the Pentecost, an annual celebration held 50 days from Easter Sunday.
The Uniting Church, Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Christ Church Anglican Church will be part of the event.
Church crawl organiser Charlene Savage said the event was established so parishioners could meet one another while stopping for a small worship at each location.
“People enjoy fellowship with each other and the opportunity to meet with other denominations with similar beliefs,” Charlene said.
“Anyone who would like to express their faith in a novel way, who would like to meet and walk with others and would enjoy fellowship and afternoon tea is invited along.
“The church crawl celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the people and everyone wears red, the symbol of passion and the flames of the Holy Spirit.”
At each church Charlene said there would be one of three readings for the Feast of the Pentecost and prayers and other activities would also be featured.
“There is a short service of one of the days Gospel readings, a hymn and a blessing at each church,” Charlene said.
“The readings will explain the meaning behind the Feast of Pentecost and the wearing of red.
“Attendees will also learn that we can come together in worship, celebrating our similarities rather than noting our differences.”
The church crawl will start at 2 pm at the Uniting Church and will conclude before 5 pm with afternoon tea to be served on the lawn at Christ Church.
Everyone is welcome to walk between the three churches as part of the event although less mobile parishioners may choose to drive between the venues.
There is no need to book and the event is free.
You can find out more about the event on Facebook here.
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