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Harvest Festival in Worcester Cathedral

Published: 21st September 2022

poster for harvest festivalThis year’s Farmers’ Harvest Festival will take place at 6.30pm on Sunday, 2 October in Worcester Cathedral. As with all festivals, this service will give thanks for the farmers who ensure we have food on our plates and celebrate rural life in general. 

The service is organised by the Chaplaincy for Agriculture and Rural Life (CARL) and the preacher will be the Bishop of Dudley, Martin Gorick. There will be a procession by Worcestershire Young Farmers, who will bring various gifts to the altar. Prayers will be offered focussing on the concerns of a range of organisations involved in farming and rural life. There will also be a collection for the Anglican Communion Fund and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute.

Chair of CARL, the Revd David Morris said: “The harvest celebration is an important one for the farming community and all people involved in rural life. It’s an opportunity to come together and thank God for our crops and livestock at a time when hopefully the harvest has been ‘safely gathered in’. We’d be delighted for people to come and join us at this special service and help celebrate our beautiful countryside and all those who work in it for all our benefit.”  

All are welcome to the Harvest festival, which will feature traditional and more modern hymns of thanks and an anthem by the Cathedral Voluntary Choir. There will be light refreshments available afterwards in the Chapter House.

Page last updated: Wednesday 21st September 2022 10:04 AM

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