CW84: A God of surprises

Over the last year, the churches of the East Trent Group in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham have been exploring how they might draw on the opportunities offered by traditional rural and farming festivals.

In 2019 we decided to get the Harvest Festival season off to a good start by holding a Lammastide service at St Bartholomew’s Church and an invitation was delivered to every household in the village.

Wild Harvest

A Harvest service to take place outside in the wild. Originally designed to be used in a Sunday school but could also be used as part of a service or all-age.

Traditional Harvest Communion

A traditional harvest service with communion

Harvest Resources for children and young people

A selection of prayers, songs and activities to be used with children and young people during the festival of harvest

Harvest poems and readings

A selection of poems and readings that can be used during a harvest service or as part of a personal devotional

Harvest presentation of gifts

Two different versions of prayers for a variety of gifts to be presented during a harvest service.

Harvest Prayers

A selection of prayers that can be used during a variety of harvest services

Harvest Praise

A Harvest service of thanksgiving that involves the presentation of gifts

Harvest Festival 3

A traditional harvest festival service involving the presentation of gifts

Harvest Festival 2

A traditional harvest festival service