Harvest festival is on way to the cathedral - The Evesham Observer

Harvest festival is on way to the cathedral

Evesham Editorial 28th Sep, 2022   0

WORCESTER Cathedral will play host to the annual Farmers’ Harvest Festival this weekend.

Sunday’s (October 2) service from 6.30pm will give thanks for the farmers who ensure we have food on our plates and celebrate rural life in general.

The service is organised by the Chaplaincy for Agriculture and Rural Life (CARL) and the preacher will be the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick. There will be a procession by Worcestershire Young Farmers, who will bring various gifts to the altar.

Prayers will be offered focusing on the concerns of a range of organisations involved in farming and rural life. There will also be a collection for the Anglican Communion Fund and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute.

Chair of CARL, the Rev David Morris said: “The harvest celebration is an important one for the farming community and all people involved in rural life.

“It’s an opportunity to come together and thank God for our crops and livestock at a time when hopefully the harvest has been ‘safely gathered in’.

All are welcome to the Harvest festival, which will feature traditional and more modern hymns of thanks and an anthem by the Cathedral Voluntary Choir. There will be light refreshments available afterwards in the Chapter House.


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