ARC Plough Sunday 2021

Plough Sunday 2021

Start the year with hope for farmers and the soil, with a traditional blessing of the plough.

Plough Sunday is the first agricultural festival of the year, and the Arthur Rank Centre provides a service resource to help you plan your Plough Sunday service.

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CW78: Plough Sunday at St Stephen’s, Sulby

In January a heart-warming service was held in St Stephen’s Church, Sulby, on the Isle of Man. Sulby, with its population of 400 people plus a few wallabies living wild in local grasslands, nestles at the end of a winding glen where the Manx mountains descend towards the agricultural Northern Plain. The church is one of three chapels commissioned two centuries ago by Bishop Ward to serve remoter rural parts of the Isle of Man.

Blessing of soil

This blessing of soil service could be used as a stand alone service or as part of a plough Sunday service. This could also be used during a rogation, harvest or any other agricultural service.