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Morcott Harvest Festival 2017

Morcott Harvest Festival 2017

An enthusiastic congregation aged from two months old to 80-something sang the traditional harvest hymns in St Mary’s church on Sunday 1 October 2017.

The Lessons were read by Henry Traylen and David Joyce, and seven-year old Clara Morgan read the first prayer, before churchwarden Eric Hazelwood led the rest of the intercessions.

Instead of a sermon, The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong interviewed Jamie Wild, one of Rutland’s top shepherds, about living and working close to the land, and about his livestock ‘harvest’. The miracles of lambing time and the hard work throughout the year were discussed, and the congregation really appreciated Jamie’s contribution to what was a very unusual Sermon slot! After the service, underlining the message that farming is a seven-day a week life, Jamie changed out of his Sunday best, put his overalls on and went to work, putting the tups to the ewes to start the cycle all over again.

Instead of garden and allotment produce, this year parishioners were asked to bring imperishable harvest gifts, which the churchwardens will deliver to the local Foodbank. After the service, a Bring and Share harvest lunch was held in the Village Hall, with delicious casseroles, quiches and crumbles enjoyed by all.





  • All are Welcome at any of our Services across the Benefice this Sunday, 16th after Trinity
  • 8.00 am   Barrowden Church                 Holy communion  (BCP)( CA)
  • 11.00 am  Morcott Church                      Harvest Festival and Lunch (CA)
  • 5.00 pm  Duddington Church                Harvest Festival and Supper (CA)
  • 6.00 pm  South Luffenham Church      Evensong (BCP)(AR)

     Readings: Phil. 2.1-13  Matt. 21. 23-32

     BCP: Eph. 3. 13-end  Luke 7. 11-17

    CA = The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong   AR= Mrs Anne Robinson (Reader)

    BCP= Book of Common Prayer



Harvest Festivals 2017

Harvest Festivals 2017

The Harvest Festival season is almost upon us!  Wakerley Church is first up on Sunday 10 September at 3pm.  All are most welcome!

At each of our Harvest Services we will be collecting dry goods, tins or toiletries for the Stamford Foodbank.  Please bring a contribution with you.

Foodbank boxes being packed

In recent weeks the local foodbanks have almost run out of goods which is very serious.  We, in our relative affluence, can do something to change that.  Please be generous.

Thank you

Christopher Armstrong