Thanks to Pam Davies and her team, St Mary’s porch
and interior looked magnificent for Harvest Festival. Thank you also to those who brought both fresh produce and groceries on the Saturday and Sunday. Sunday’s service featured readings and prayers led by the children, spirited music and singing and an ingenious, but sticky, presentation by the Vicar and his young helpers who, by means of a bubble blowing competition, illustrated the concept of fair shares for all. The fresh fruit and vegetables went out in beautifully prepared baskets to some very grateful recipients in the parish who can’t get out to shop and the groceries were delivered to the Mid Cheshire Foodbank.
The fabulous Harvest Supper the following Friday was organised by Daniella, Elaine and John, our hardworking Social Committee, who drafted in spouses and friends to put on a hugely enjoyable evening in The Mews, specially decorated for the occasion. We were treated to a delicious meal, intriguing Harvest Quiz, enticing raffle prizes and a lively musical cabaret to round it all off. Our thanks to Carole for the raffle, Eileen for the quiz and Paul, Keith and Scep for the rousing music. If you’ve never seen or heard a cigar-box guitar, you’ve missed a treat. Thanks also to The Plough, Beauty Bank, who kindly made the Hot Pot for us. The evening was much appreciated by all who attended and raised the magnificent sum of £876.50.