In this parish we usually hold our Harvest Thanksgiving on the last Sunday in September. The church is usually decorated with items of harvest produce and St Chad’s School usually hold a service in church on the preceding Friday when they bring gifts of tinned and packet food which are then donated to the local food bank. None of that was possible this year because of the restrictions due to the covid pandemic. This year we held a Harvest Thanksgiving Service on the Playing Field.
Harvest Thanksgiving Service in the open air
76 people attended the service during which the choir sang “Come, ye thankful people, come”, “O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder” and “We plough the fields and scatter”.
The lessons were read by two of our farmers and the service was taken by the Vicar.
A short recording of the choir singing “We plough the fields and scatter” is available below.
Worship on the Web
For those who could not, or did not wish to, attend a version of the service was recorded in advance and made available online. That can now be found below and is also on the Previous Worship on the Web page of the church website.
We cannot collect the usual gifts of food and produce this year but would encourage everyone to make their own donations of food or money, or both, to the local food banks.
Good Shepherd Wolverhampton
The Good Shepherd was established in 2003 to address poverty, homelessness and inequality in Wolverhampton. After starting as a soup kitchen supporting a few hundred individuals the Good Shepherd grew to a service that provides support services, hot meals, and food parcels to over 3500 registered clients.
Donations can be made by bank transfer to :
Good Shepherd Services
Sort code 20 97 90
Acc no 23816540
Other ways to donate and details of how to donate food can be found on the Good Shepherd Website
The Well in Wolverhampton
The Well is a Christian charity with a passion to show Jesus’ heart of love for the poor across the City which provides food parcels and essentials for those who are in desperate need.
Donations can be made by bank transfer to:
Acct Name:The Well
Sort code: 40 47 11
Acct no: 32772760
Other ways to donate and details of how to donate food can be found on The Well website