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Harvest Festival in Tansley

This year we are celebrating Harvest during our two Sunday services

 
AT 10.30am and 6pm…. and with the launch of our first ever Messy Church
 
ToiletHarvest is a time to celebrate God's goodness… and to remember that not everyone has the same reasons to be grateful as us. Our charity this year is Toilet Twinning. Run by Tearfund and CORD Toilet Twinning aim to provide safe and hygenic toilet facilities to communities at risk of disease through lack of sanitation. A serious problem for about 2.5 billion people (around 40% of the world's population). Just £60 will help a village or community!
 
We are also looking forward to enjoying a joined-up Harvest Supper with our good friends and fellow Methodists at Matlook Moor. Pea and Pie Supper will be 6.30 for 7pm, Saturday 5th October. Booking is essential via Eileen Tutssel before 27 September. Please email us or comment on this article if you need Eileen's contact details.
 

A Bit of Background into Harvest Festival

 
The modern British tradition of celebrating Harvest Festival in churches began in 1843, when the Reverend Robert Hawker invited parishioners to a special thanksgiving service at his church at Morwenstow in Cornwall. Victorian hymns such as "We plough the fields and scatter", "Come ye thankful people, come" and "All things bright and beautiful" but also Dutch and German harvest hymns in translation helped popularise his idea of harvest festival and spread the annual custom of decorating churches with home-grown produce for the Harvest Festival service.
 
(source Wikipedia)
 
Let us take this time to remember we are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of God. He Reigns!