Three harvest celebrations at village church

The Rev Keith Borwick pictured during the harvest celebrations at Trinity Methodist Church, Goosnargh.
The Rev Keith Borwick pictured during the harvest celebrations at Trinity Methodist Church, Goosnargh.

Trinity Methodist Church, Goosnargh marked their harvest festival weekend with three very different celebrations.

Sunday morning was an interactive family service led by Bob and Karen Brewer from Sedbergh, when the children presented gifts of fruit to be distributed among people of the village.

The very popular Trinity puppets made an appearance too, much to the delight of everyone, singing Christian versions of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “Stand by me” by Sam Smith.

In the evening, the congregation from Goosnargh St Mary’s Church joined Trinity for a traditional harvest festival service led by Fellside Team Rector, the Rev Steve Cooper.

The Harvest Rally on Monday evening was led by new minister, the Rev Keith Borwick and the church was full to the brim with people eager to hear his message and he did not disappoint. The popular Trinity Singers also joined in to sing the Jim Reeves classic, “Whispering Hope” and a more modern song from the Iona Community “I was glad”.

After the meeting everyone enjoyed a traditional harvest supper in the church hall followed by auction of the fresh produce which raised £260 and this has been donated to help aid work in the earthquake struck areas of Nepal, which have gone out of the news recently but are still in desperate need. The tinned and non perishable food was split between the Foxton Centre in Preston and Morecambe Bay Food Bank. Fresh fruit was also distributed among the elderly and-or infirm of the village.

A church spokesperson said: “Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to a very successful harvest celebration weekend.”