Mawgan Parish Church

First published in Lizard Life

The Celtic Harvest service on Sunday evening was taken by the Rector, the Rev Lesley Walker.

The church was decorated with flowers, fruit and vegetables and the service was made particularly relevant by the group of Helston and St Keverne Young Farmers joining the regulars for this special service. They brought and presented fruit, vegetables, grain and other items representing the fruits of the earth.

In her sermon the Rector said that we must be aware of God’s creations and care for them, as the earth will not be productive if it is not looked after. We must be grateful to God that, despite our bad summer, we do have a harvest unlike some countries. The lessons were read by Alan Carter, from the Young Farmers, and Mary Wood and organist was Andrew Woods.

The service was followed by a delicious supper and auction of produce by auctioneer, Christopher Roberts, which, together with donations, raised over £115 for church funds.

The service on Sunday will be a family service at 11.15am taken by the Rector, the Rev Lesley Walker.

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