Harvest Festival 2018
Our Harvest lunch followed our joint 11am service with the Fell Church congregation, at St Paul’s. Following the success of last year, we enjoyed a Jacob’s Join, with everyone bringing along a contribution of savoury and sweet items.
The Bishop’s Harvest for the Hungry Appeal this year continued to support two farming projects in Malawi and South Africa. A group of Christians from Cumbria visited Malawi in March to see how last year’s donations had been spent. The pigeon pea project has been very successful providing a hardy and nutritious crop , which can be sold to provide family income. In South Africa a group of 19 local people received training to establish a community vegetable garden, from which they have been able to purchase more seeds and fencing. 70 clergy are now trained and food gardens are to be found in some Church grounds, with produce being used to run soup kitchens for feeding children before school. Any monetary donations will be sent to support this appeal.
Donations of dried and tinned goods, fruit juice and cereals were gratefully received for the Barrow Food Bank for our local neighbours in need of help.