Harvest Festival 2019
Members of our Junior Choir with the Harvest Festival donations for the homeless which will go to Jimmy's in Cambridge
St. Mary’s celebrated Harvest Festival at a special family service on Sunday 15th September. Members of St Mary’s Church Guides and Brownies attended the service and the church junior choir led the singing of traditional and contemporary harvest hymns.
The congregation brought harvest gifts to be given to Jimmy’s in Cambridge which works with the homeless, one of the charities supported by St. Mary’s throughout the year.
The junior choir sings at three or four Sunday services a month and at some weddings on Saturdays. There are also occasional concerts and visits to cathedrals. Children have their own social programme as well. The choir is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music and the juniors work through ribbon tests to attain seniority.
The rector, David Tomlinson, commented, “It was great to welcome over 200 people on Sunday, to celebrate God’s love shown in the harvest and in Jesus Christ who explains his own mission in the parable of the lost sheep: he came to seek and save us. I am delighted too with the generous collection of food for Jimmy’s in Cambridge.”