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HARVEST FESTIVALS IN THE BENEFICE. 26TH SEPTEMBER 2018

HARVEST FESTIVALS IN THE BENEFICE. 26TH SEPTEMBER 2018

OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS ALL THE SEPARATE PARISHES

HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THEIR HARVEST FESTIVALS.

WITH THE EXCEPTIONAL WEATHER THIS YEAR PRODUCING OUR CROPS HAS BEEN VERY CHALLENGING.

For all people  in their varied jobs Thanksgiving was given to God for a years work completed and prayers offered for our continuing success in supporting the communities they work for..

Collections have been made for the food bank

Duddington

Duddington held the first service, an Evensong

  accompanied by the Tudor Quire followed by a Harvest Supper.

 

Duddington Harvest Festival
Duddington Harvest Festival

 

Duddington
Duddington Harvest Lunch

South Luffenham

South Luffenham
South Luffenham

South Luffenham 1
South Luffenham 1

South Luffenham 2
South Luffenham 2

Thank you to everyone who made our Harvest Festival such a success.

The Church was beautifully decorated and lunch was delicious!

Wakerley with Barrowden

With the closure of Barrowden Church all were made welcome at Wakerley their sister Parish.

Evensong was sung with the Tudor Quire singing the psalms and anthems.

Wakerley with Barrowden
Wakerley with Barrowden
Wakerley with Barrowden
Wakerley with Barrowden

Followed by excellent refreshments.

Tixover

Tixover completed the series where a a farming community completed the day with Evensong in the BCP old tradition and Harvest Supper.

HARVESTING IN FRONT OF ST LUKES TIXOVER
HARVESTING IN FRONT OF ST LUKES TIXOVER

35 people were present with the lovely evening sun shining through church windows. Traditional hymns were accompanied by music played by our wonderful organist.

Tixover
Tixover

Christopher talked about the farmers very difficult year from beginning to end. A Harvest Party afterwards with wine and food.

Tixover
Tixover
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.

     

CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2017

CHURCH SERVICES: SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER 2017

 

  • 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