” Glatton’s Harvest Festival began with decorating the church in true harvest fashion with vegetables and fruit. We had flowers to add beauty with plants in pumpkins and large sunflowers.
There were sheaves of wheat surrounding the font and lots of flower arrangements in the church windows.
The service was fun with a new hymn titled ‘Lord of the Harvest’, taught to the congregation by a small choir accompanied by organ and guitar. Donald’s sermon was food for thought and we finished the service with a four part sung ‘Gaelic Blessing’ by John Rutter, again by the small choir.
Over to the Village Hall for a tasty supper with homemade baked potatoes, salads and desserts accompanied by delicious ham and pork pie from Sue Williams. The auction of produce led by John Pigott followed which sold all the veg and fruit with people paying large sums for small items. It’s good fun bidding for the goods. Clearing up was shared by everyone.
Photographs: Paul Cole
Author: Joan Meiklejohn.