Deacon David Rogers at St Luke’s Church, Milber, Newton Abbot, Devon assisted at the Harvest Eucharist and then headed up a team of cooks to provide a harvest lunch for 42 people. A lovely overflow from his diaconal role in the Eucharist – and it helps that David originally trained as a chef!
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There’s a sort of cosy busy-ness. It is nice to see a harvest being communally tucked into. When I was small, the harvest gifts were always displayed till everything edible was past its best. Why it only disappeared at this stage always puzzled little me.
Ha ha! That is just the sort of thing that puzzles a child. In fact harvest produce is normally sent to projects, especially those which help the homeless. When I was volunteering with Birmingham City Mission they had two vans which went round the city gathering vast quantities of harvest food from both churches and schools, which was stored in the depot where I worked. It had then to be sorted, and the sell-by date marked in indelible pen on every packet and tin. Then it was stored neatly, to be made up into bags for the homeless and those in dire need. It was very good to spend time there.