On Sunday 11th September 2022 The Rt Reverend Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford and The Reverend Bill Britt, Vicar of Radwell, Stotfold and Fairfield lead a pilgrimage along the Upper Ivel to show community support for this rare chalk stream and highlight the atrocius condition it is in .
The walk started at 2.00pm at The Arena car park, Norton Road, Baldock and finished in Radwell at All Saints Church with a short service at 3.30pm.
In the Church Times article Bishop leads chalk-river pilgrimage protest Revd. Bill Britt is quoted as saying “I just couldn’t believe how many people came. I think it was a convergence of two trends — the concern about rivers, particularly chalk rivers, and the popularity of pilgrimage; the idea of people gathering with others, having a shared experience and a shared purpose.”