Harvest! This Sunday, join us in person for our All Age Harvest Service at 10am at St James, or, also at 10am, our Harvest Songs of Praise Service will be broadcast on the radio by our friends at Castledown FM. We look forward to thanking God for His generous gifts to us, in all their forms!
🌽🥦🥫🍎🍐🫑🍆Harvest festival is nearly here! As usual we welcome harvest offerings of food which will be gathered in church and then taken to the food bank after the weekend. At harvest, the food bank welcomes all produce, fresh fruit and vegetables as well as the usual longer life items, so we will be delighted to receive a wide range of beautiful offerings. If you want to bring something to offer, you can place it in front of the nave alter anytime from now until Monday. The church is open every day, but with the added bonus of the flower festival displays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Or bring your offering along to the service on Sunday at 10am. Thank you! 🍎🍐🍊🍇🍅🍑🍆🫑🧅🌽🥦🧅🥫🥖
We are excited about the coming weekend: Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th September, 10.00am to 5.00pm each day!
🌼🌸🌺FLOWER FESTIVAL – Harvest around the World.🌺🌸🌼
We are really excited that we are able to hold a Flower Festival, and as we are tying it in with Harvest Festival, we’ve called it ‘Harvest Around The World’.
BUT……IT’S NOT ONLY A FLOWER FESTIVAL……… as restrictions have eased, there is the opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a delicious piece of cake, in good company. There will be a raffle and a bric a brac stall full of bargains!
So why not visit the Church Hall after you have had a good look at the flowers and exhibits in the Church? See you there!
Join in our celebration of the harvest! We have an autumnal walk, leaving the church gate at 1:30pm Saturday 28th. If you would like to help decorate the church with our harvest produce, that will be after 3pm on Saturday. We have the Harvest Supper on Saturday evening – please contact Mike or Babs Dunning on 01264 398602 for tickets to that. And on Sunday we will celebrate at our service of Word Worship and Song at 10am, when harvest offerings are also most welcome. We will be donating our harvest offerings to those in need and to the Trussell Trust Food Bank in Andover. Hope to see you next weekend!
Harvest Festival is just around the corner!
Saturday 29th September – Join the walking group for a glorious autumnal ramble, leaving the church gate at 10am, plus leave any food or produce for decorating the church at St James. Volunteers welcome for that too.
Saturday evening, come along to the Harvest Supper in the Church Hall at 7pm. Tickets available from Mike Dunning or message this page – no charge for tickets, donations welcomed on the night.
Sunday 30th September, our Word, Worship and Song Service at 10am will be an all age celebration of the Harvest. Hope you can come.
Come along to celebrate the Harvest! Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service is on Sunday 25th September at 10am. We will be welcoming donations of dried, tinned or fresh food at our service to distribute to those in need. Alternatively you can drop off donations by the church door, or in the porch of the Rectory. We will be having fun dressing the church for our celebrations on Saturday 24th September at 9:30am, if you would like to come and join in making the church beautiful using the produce of the harvest! Looking forward to seeing you this Harvest.