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Hi all, have had such a busy last few weeks and so tired etc so haven’t been here seems for ages and feel so out of touch with everyone here and have so much backlog of photos to put up sometime…. but in the meantime here I am with today’s batch from church that I wanted especially to do today as it was our harvest celebration this morning so some special displays – hope you enjoy :)

First one is what you see as you arrive at the main door, the conker you see I added from finding it on the way to the church:

Then as you walk through past the lounge on the left, there is this display:

On the right of the church is this one:

The next one is where people stand to do announcements, readings, and the speaker does their talk:

This one is high up above the previous one:

This bit is the central area:

Then in front of the central area, left and right:

You can see artwork by some of our church children, and some of the display is related to the tale of Johnny Appleseed, which we had included today. And the food is all donations to the local foodbank.

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It all looks very attractive Pamela, and a splendid lot of food bank donations. Our chapel also had its harvest festival today but being very small it looked very different! We had a collection for our local food bank too.
I was thinking about the days when we used to have sheaves of corn as part of the display. Oats were (and are) my favourite. Judging by the look of your church it was probably built after the days when it was easy to ask the local farmer for some!

24 Sep, 2017


It's nice to see a church decorated for harvest. Yours looks like a modern church ... that's good :)

24 Sep, 2017


Yes, our building was built in 1970, so it's pretty well designed for modern use :)

I always used to associate marrows with harvest displays. I think I remember that was what we always took as a family when I was a child. And there were always loaves of bread, sometimes enormous ones, and often done in fancy ways like plaits. There was a lot more fresh produce used back then. But sadly these days we need the food banks. I wish we didn't have a need for them. I think it's a shameful thing in a country like ours that many people are so badly off.

25 Sep, 2017


Looks a lovely display. It is a shame that food banks are needed but great that churches like yours and stera collect for them.

25 Sep, 2017


Beautiful floral arrangements and good to see generous offerings of food.

I had to Google Johnny Appleseed.(" an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania"). Seems he was also well-known for his kindness to others less fortunate. Good man.

I remember the large plaited loaves. I used to wonder if anyone ever ate them!

26 Sep, 2017


Eirlys we used to have a salt dough loaf in the shape of a sheaf of corn at our Harvest - it was the same one from year to year so I don't think anybody would have wanted a bite!

26 Sep, 2017


Stera, your salt dough loaves reminds me of the birthday cake we used to have at school. The first few times it came out I used to wonder why we didn't all have some to eat but I thought probably it was because only the actual birthday child got it. Then it got to my own birthday at the end of the year and I still didn't get any. I was gutted! I'm not sure when I realised that it was a cardboard cake, not a real one :D

27 Sep, 2017


Oh that's dreadful! So many disappointed children there must have been. Shame as it was so kindly meant.

27 Sep, 2017


All looks so pretty and very welcoming, I am afraid there will always be a need for food banks, at least there are people around to donate, the thought that there will come a day when there aren't does not bear thinking about...

27 Sep, 2017


Oh Pamela Anne: I really feel for you. That's something you still remember.

3 Oct, 2017

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