On Sunday 7th October we held our Harvest Eucharist at St Martin’s Church. The church had been beautifully decorated and we rejoiced in the singing of traditional hymns: “Come, Ye Thankful People Come” and “We Plough the Fields and Scatter. During the communion the choir sang the anthem “Thou Visitest the Earth” by Maurice Greene.
Fr Nicholas, in his sermon, reminded us that in our world even today every 15 seconds a child dies because they have not had enough to eat. Shocking to hear in the 21st century. During our offertory hymn we brought up to the altar donations of dried foods and tins which will be used by the Community Kitchen to provide meals to those who need them on Saturday lunchtimes.
Following the service a “bring and share” lunch was on offer for the congregation to stay behind and join together in fellowship.