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Harvest 2019

Harvest celebrations

Once again this year St James' Church, Burton Lazars, celebrated Harvest with a traditional service on Sunday (September 29th) followed by a buffet supper and auction of produce. Last year we held our celebrations in the village hall as the church was undergoing the refurbishment, but this year it was the other way round as the village hall kitchen project is still in progress, so we decided to push the boundaries and have both the service and the meal all in the church!
 
The church was beautifully decorated with flowers by Sue Lloyd and her team and, although we don’t have a large kitchen and limited space to accommodate such an event, with careful planning and organisation and a little patience - it all came together and the church was set out with sufficient seating for the service and tables and chairs were attractively arranged around the building set up and ready for 56 people who stayed to enjoy the buffet afterwards. 
 
Revd Mary led the service which focused on the theme of thankfulness and care for our world and God’s wonderful creation. Members and friends all pitched in to provide a wonderful spread afterwards which was enjoyed by all. 
 
Geoff Childs was on form with the auction of produce and presented the prizes to the winners of the annual raffle. Our thanks to Geoff for all his work and sincere thanks to everyone who brought gifts and contributed such a great selection of food for our supper. I think we can say all was safely gathered in and enjoyed by everyone present!
 
Once again we have cause to thank God not only for His wonderful creation and provision for us, but also for our lovely refurbished building which seems to just keep on giving!
 
Janet King and Jenny Pengelly,

Church Wardens, St James' Church, Burton Lazars.

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