Churches to host Harvest festivals

People living in Peasedown St John, Wellow and Shoscombe will have lots of opportunities to get involved in a wide range of activities this Harvest. Anglican churches in all three parishes, which make up the St J’s Group, have put together an action-programme over the Harvest weekend.

Leader of all three parishes, Revd Matthew Street, said;

“Harvest is the time of the year we can all come together to thank God for our food, and all the gifts the land around us provides from clothing to furniture.

Whether you are two years old, or 102 years old, come along to one of our Harvest celebration events this year.”

Harvest is on Sunday 24th September, with the following events taking place:

  • 10 am – Harvest Morning Praise – St Julian’s Church, Wellow
  • 10.30 am – Harvest Morning Praise - St John’s Church, Peasedown St John
  • 11.15 am – Harvest Holy Communion – St James’ Church, Foxcote
  • 4.30 pm – Soul Food Harvest Festival – Peasedown Youth Centre

The Harvest theme across all the churches this year will be ‘A man reaps what he sows’ with a special focus on the biblical passage in the Paul’s letter to the churches in the Roman province of Galatia.

Matthew added:

“This powerful message from the Bible reminds us that, for everything, we should have complete trust and faith in God.

If we turn to Him sincerely, and in prayer, He will give us everything we need – especially in times when we feel like we have so little.

Come along to one of our Harvest festivals this year, everyone and anyone will be given a warm welcome.”

For more details follow the St J’s Group on Twitter, @stjsgroup or visit their website,, which includes details of future events, the church’s work in the community, activities going on during the week and live recordings of Sunday sermons.