Next ‘live’ Church Service at St Andrews: 11am, Sunday 11th October – Harvest Festival

We will be holding our annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 11th October at 11am.

Places will be limited to 30 people.  In order for us to ensure safe social distancing, and to secure your place in church, please can you  e-mail Tim Lawson if you would like to attend:

timglawson@me.com, or call me on 07855 264360, so that places can be allocated.

We look forward to seeing you in Church.

Regards

Tim

Tim Lawson (Churchwarden)

4 Eastleach, Cirencester, GL7 3NQ

Celebrating the harvest was once a pagan affair. It’s one of the oldest and most traditional British festivals taking place at the time of the Harvest Moon.

Today’s church celebrations only began in earnest in Victorian times, when the Reverend Robert Stephen Hawker invited his parishioners to a special harvest thanksgiving service at the church in Morwenstow, Cornwall in 1843.

In centuries past, farmers would lay on a harvest feast and a corn dolly might be given place of honour and hung up in hope of a good harvest the following year. 

Harvest festivals are held around the world from Australia to Sweden to India.
steve clarke
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