Harvest Festival and Parade Service 2010

St John's held it's Harvest Festival service on Sunday 19th September. As is traditional, the service focused on our gratitude to God for the food we have to eat with the choir and friends singing a beautiful arrangement of "All things bright and beautiful".

However, this year, church members were asked to bring a variety of toiletries, sweets and other small luxury items instead of the usual groceries.

Stephen Parfitt (and his wife Tina) from SOS (Support our Soldiers) came to explain how these gifts would be boxed up and sent as gifts to members of the British Armed Forces on overseas Operations in Afghanistan. We had an amazingly good response to the appeal - well done everybody.

(For more information about SOS see http://www.supportoursoldiers.co.uk/soldiers.co.uk/).

Thanks also go to the Guides who provided us with refreshments (including delicious cakes) after the servce.