Harvest Festival is a special Christian church service held every year to thank God for the crops and harvest. It is also a common festival in many countries and religions. September is chosen as the time that the harvest (corn, wheat, barley etc.) has been gathered in. The church is decorated with flowers, fruit and loaves of bread. People commonly bring gifts of food, usually tinned/ preserved, but also fresh fruit (like apples and pears) from the garden. The food is then taken to the elderly and needy. Hymns are sung and prayers said, thanking God for the harvest and food for the winter.
Why not join us? Sunday 30th September 2018 at 09:45am at St James Church Malden.