Today’s harvest festival service was a great family occasion enjoyed by children and adults alike. In the Vicar’s sermon we learned where several exotic fruits came from (not Asda as one of the youngsters suggested) as part of our awareness of how well we are able to live in this country compared with so many others. We sang harvest hymns and learned the movements to “We want to see Jesus lifted high”. And, of course, children and adults presented gifts of food that will go to the Gravesham Foodbank. Unfortunately we have no photos of this as your correspondent forgot his camera and had to go home for it after the service.
After the service Mark Bottomley ran the Shorne “world” conker championship. We will have to accept it was sheer skill that resulted in Ivo and Inigo Bottomley being the finalists! – Ivo was the winner.This was followed by a two course lunch in the church before we went home to sleep it off. Thank you Philippa, Lucy and others for your hard work. The church had been beautifully decorated by the church and Shorne flower arrangers and photos of only a few of the arrangements appear below.