Friday, October 11, 2019

Morning in the churchyard

Friday 11th October 2019
A calm morning walk around St Aidan's Thorneyburn before...
...children arrive walking from Greenhaugh School for...
...a different kind of Harvest service.

Traditional and unconventional

Sunday 4th October 2019
Ready for Harvest Thanksgiving with the baker's Harvest Loaf on the altar at Bellingham

Symbols of harvest and donations for the Food Bank in Falstone Village Hall...

...with harvest hymns followed by a shared lunch

Sunday, October 6, 2019

The first of the Harvest stories

Friday 4th October 2019
 The unproductive fruit tree was given a second chance and bore plenty of fruit the next year: Jesus' story for Bellingham toddlers.
4th October is St Francis' Day.  So the Middle School's slant on Harvest started with a reference to Francis, who regarded all creatures as his brothers and sister, preaching to the birds and showing his great reverence for the natural world.

Inspecting the new ford

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
No access to the River Rede by this route today  --  and not much chance of testing the stepping stones with the water three feet higher than usual.

Monday, September 30, 2019


Sunday 29th September 2019
Michaelmas daisies and an angel banner mark Michaelmas Day falling on a Sunday this year with church services celebrating St Michael and All Angels.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday 27th September 2019
Everywhere there were Coffee Mornings being run in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  I went to two schools for their (rich cakes) Coffee/Tea sessions and won this fruit basket at the Bellingham Library event!

School visit

Tuesday 24th September 2019
   We need a picture of children sprawled on the church floor drawing!