Celebrate Harvest with us

We will be celebrating Harvest on Sunday, September 18, with services at all three churches (9.30am St John’s, 10am St George’s and 11am St Mark’s) with collections of non-perishable food for the local Foodbank and a special Apple Day at St Mark’s too!

At St Mark’s, where there is a community orchard, there will be apple-pressing, apple pancakes, apple juice and apple-y music.

Harvest is a reminder of all the good things that the earth provides but it also highlights the inequality in the world and this year in particular we know many, many people are facing a financial crisis greater than we have seen for decades.

Rev’d Lesley Crawley says: “Harvest is a time when we not only celebrate the gifts of God’s earth, but think of others who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. This is a growing reality in Britain today, even though we are one of the most economically developed countries in the world. Obviously we want to give to help alleviate this need, but the church is also there to challenge and ask questions about why this should be the case and what we can do about it.”

The parish is also linking with the Hale Community Centre and Fridge to provide a free lunch on Saturday, September 17, at the Craft Market at St Mark’s, with lunch served from noon. Click here for more details.

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