In former times, the end of the harvest was a very important milestone in the life of the parish, particularly in rural parishes, and was an occasion for celebration. Today, with the increased mechanisation of agriculture and the consequent huge reduction in the numbers of people directly involved in the growing and harvesting of the crops, there is less direct impact on people’s lives, even here in the country.
However, food is an essential element for us all and therefore the completion of the harvest is still a very important point in the circle of life. It is still right to recognise this fact and to offer thanks to God for providing the environment in which the crops can prosper so that we may live.
We shall celebrate the completion of harvest here in Wellington at a family friendly service at 11am on Sunday 19th October, led by our curate, David. Do come and join us; all are welcome.
All we ask is that you observe measures that have been imposed upon us by the government. Please follow social distancing and wear face mask whilst in the church building. These are not restrictions that we would want to impose but we must ask for your forbearance during these rather strange times.