Churches’ harvest help for the needy

Trinity Methodist Church members during their harvest service
Trinity Methodist Church members during their harvest service

Two Goosnargh churches have held their harvest thanksgiving services.

At St Mary’s Church, tinned and dried food was collected for the Salvation Army following regular collections for the same cause made throughout the past two years.

Parishioners also supported the Bishop of Blackburn’s Harvest Appeal, raising around £300 for projects in Bolivia and Chile.

Oliverson’s Primary School also held its harvest service at St Mary’s which was supported by family members of pupils.

The theme of the service was beekeepers in Ethiopia and prior to it pupils collected donations, raising more than £290. The children also collected a large quantity of tinned and dried foods for the Salvation Army.

At the Trinity Methodist Church there were speakers from the Farm Community Network and the International Aid Trust. The successful rally and supper was led by the Rev Tony Davies.

The weekend saw £100 given to International Aid and £150 to the Foxton Centre in Preston, as well as non perishable food being donated to a food bank and fruit given to the village’s elderly.