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FAQs

Liturgical Hikes

Do I have to be Episcopalian or Christian to go?

All are welcome to join us for Holy Hikes gatherings regardless of religious-affiliation. All baptized Christians, regardless of denomination, are welcome to receive communion at Holy Hikes services.

What is a “liturgical hike”?

A liturgical hike is a celebrate of a liturgy (i.e. church service) in the context of a hike. The services are stational, meaning we do the service throughout the entire hike with stations along the way.

Can dogs come?

We love it when dogs come, but it depends on the park. In the event details we try to indicate whether or not dogs are allowed. If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to send us an email and ask.

How difficult are the hikes?

We generally try to pick easier hikes to be more inclusive of people of all abilities. When hikes are more difficult we will provided a notice in advance. We try to rate hikes on a difficulty scale of 1-5. We prefer most hikes be in the 1-2 range and sometimes 3, though we have had more difficult hikes. We are also exploring offering hikes twice a month: having one an easier hike and the other a more difficult one.

The Ministry

Are donations to Holy Hikes tax deductible?

Yes! Holy Hikes is a ministry of St. Giles’ Episcopal Church in Moraga, California. St. Giles’ is a nonprofit organization incorporated under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (tax ID # is 91-1766419). All gifts to Holy Hikes are tax deductible as allowed by law.

When did Holy Hikes start?

Holy Hikes was founded by the Rev. Justin R. Cannon in 2010 during an internship at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Berkeley, under the guidance and support of the Rev. Bruce D. O’Neill. The ministry was originally named “Worship in the Wilderness” but eventually changed names.