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Sunday, 6 October 2013
The first Sunday of October and we celebrated Harvest Festival at both the Parish Eucharist and at a special evening service which was combined with Sidlesham Primary School.

At our Eucharist in the morning, which was a Family Service, we arrived to find the Church had been transformed by the flower arrangers with a most beautiful array of flowers and fruits and vegetables. The Sunday School told us about the original Jewish festival of Harvest Festival, how pilgrims would carry bunches of Palm, Willow and Myrtle leaves in their left had and a citrus fruit in their right as they came  to worship. We bring the bread and wine to the table every Sunday in remembrance of Jesus death and Resurrection, and the cross is the sign of our faith. The children bought these gifts to the alter, and during the offertory hymn, more donations were received by Father Roger.
During the communion the Choir sang 'Look at the World' by John Rutter.

At the evening service of thanksgiving for Harvest, Father Roger talked about the significance of bread as a symbol, of the difficult process of making bread. The Children from the school sang for us, and the choir sang a psalm. More donations were kindly received starting with donations from a Farmer, a Grower and a Gardener. We sang 'We Plough the fields and scatter' at both services! 

The Farmer's Gift

The Grower's Gift

The Gardener's Gift

Our Harvest Window


Service Times

Services for the month are as follows:

First Sunday in the Month
8:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Family Service

Second Sunday in the Month
8:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Third Sunday in the Month
8:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Sung Mattins

Fourth Sunday in the Month
8:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Other services and variations are listed in the Calendar Section on this page or in the Parish Magazine

Click here to go to calendar.

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