Once again, as in previous years, the Parish Church of St. Mary’s in Woodbridge was bedecked with many beautiful flower arrangements in celebration of Harvest Festival. The talented group of ladies had worked their magic once more, adorning every window sill with the glowing colours of autumn blooms, fruits and berries, together with glorious displays topping their elegant pedestals. On the altar, bread and grapes made a powerful statement. And the children placed their many gifts of food at the foot of the altar, these later being distributed to those less fortunate. Familiar words and tunes rang out from the large congregation, led by the choir and organ, and with the sun streaming through the beautiful stained glass windows, the whole building became ablaze with vibrant colours.
Following the service, in true St. Mary’s tradition, a bring-and-share lunch was enjoyed by many.
In the evening, friends from St. Thomas’s Roman Catholic Church joined the congregation for more singing and thanksgiving for the bounty of our land. Another excuse for a celebration! Supper was shared in St. Mary’s Church Centre where links between the two congregations were rekindled and fostered.
A busy day for those involved in preparation and presentation of the day’s events, but much appreciated and enjoyed by all those present.
Why not make a note in your diary to join us next October. Watch the press for details. You will be very welcome.
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