Monday, 8 October 2018

St Mabyn Harvest Festival

What a joy to have such a full church for this very important festival in our farming community. The bells rang to welcome all worshippers, the school children contributed in a most charming way – such a pleasure to welcome them and glad the very small ones enjoyed our super Children’s Corner! The church had been beautifully decorated, Les Field played the organ for such great favorites as Come Ye Thankful People Come, and then afterwards there was a delicious lunch! Warmest thanks to the providers of the hot stews – aren’t slow cookers / crockpots a blessing! – and the wonderful puddings, a harvest feast indeed. Proceeds of the lunch and then the sale of the produce are going to the Sulawesi Appeal, and the tins / packet goods to the local Food bank. There were three boxes of these, thanks to everyone's generosity and the Reverend David Seymour, who had conducted the service revealed a hitherto hidden talent as an auctioneer and managed, with great charm, to encourage even more generosity – a Day to Remember!
AKH

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