It was lovely to see so many in church for the Harvest Festival on 7th October. The church looked beautiful, with gorgeous flower arrangements and fruit adorning the windowsills and ledges the whole length of the church.
Thank you to all those who contributed and gave their time. Particular thanks to Melissa Gibbs, whose stunning pedestal with carrots and parsnips hidden amongst the flowers also had a single red rose at its centre, placed in memory of Joy Horne who died a year ago on 7th October. It was a very touching gesture and we are thankful for all that Joy contributed to the village and the church.
We were grateful to Yvonne Allen for such a lovely service and for handing out tête à tête daffodil bulbs in exchange for produce brought up to the altar, which was donated to the Trussell Trust.
Thank you to Ed for the rousing hymns.
Congratulations to Ben Fair (aged 6) for his incredibly detailed drawing depicting the harvest in Winterbourne Stoke, complete with “Farmer Rob on his combine, cutting the wheat”, which won the prize.