Tuesday, 27 September 2016

MF Harvest

Monkton Farleigh celebrated Harvest on Sunday 25 September 2016. This service always has a particular relevance at St Peter's as the church is part of a rural community that is surrounded by working farms.
Spreading the word
The church was decorated for the occasion with a series of spectacular flower arrangements reflecting the colours and fruitfulness of the season.
At the porch
Rachel Pound led the service which included a reflection on giving. The congregation enjoyed a performance by the Monkton Farleigh Singers during the service as well as singing popular seasonal hymns.
Glorious autumn colours
During the service gifts of food were laid at the altar and these gifts will be donated to The Hub in Bradford-on-Avon. The collection taken at the service will be donated to the Farming Community Network.

After the service a hot lunch of homemade cottage pie and apple crumble was served in the Village Hall.
Kitchen Helpers

The delicious and generous food ensured that everyone enjoyed a tasty meal whilst catching up with friends and neighbours.
Enjoying good food and good company

Text by Colin Exley and photographs by Colin Exley and Denise Davies