If you would like to make a scarecrow, please bring it to the churchyard on Saturday 26 any time before 6pm and leave it in or near the church porch. (Do attach your name and phone number to help us arrange the return of the scarecrow after Sunday.)If it’s made by a child/ children, please add their ages). Or alternatively, bring it to church on the Sunday. The scarecrows will then be displayed for our Harvest Festival service on Sunday.
Sadly we will not be able to run the outdoor Harvest Celebration and Thanksgiving event in Daphne’s Field on 27 September at 12 noon because of the New government restrictions.
Our Harvest Thanksgiving Service at 10 am on 27 September will of course be going ahead in church and on Zoom as planned. The theme will be climate change and there will be a special collection for WaterAid in church
Please bring extra Foodbank supplies to the collecting point in church during the week or on the day. As it is Harvest, we want bumper supplies to go to those in need. These food items will initially be arranged to decorate the church and remind us of that need.
The seeds planted in March to develop our wild flower meadow in Daphne’s Field (the graveyard extension) have suffered from the lack of rain, but a few new flowers have arrived both where we worked and in the larger long grass area (where we sowed seeds last year but not this year). The field now looks beautiful and is full of wildlife, including butterflies.
Our charity Soup lunch in Ovingdean Village Hall on Saturday 29th February was a great community event and raised a total of £1,225 (including Gift Aid) for this local homeless support charity. Thanks to Steve Brunto for his inspiring account of their work and Shirley Ross for organising the event ( pictured above with the Ven. Martin Lloyd Williams (left), Vicar of St Wulfran’s, and his wife Jacky (right).
Harvest Festival 2019