harvest thanksgiving at Shotwick Oct 2014

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undefinedSt Michael's church in Shotwick (population just 120) celebrated a harvest thanksgiving service on Sunday 12 October. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, sheaves of wheat and maize, produce and a traditional bread wheat sheaf. More than 85 family members attended the service which was led by Vicar, the Revd Cathy Helm.

The sermon was given by the Revd Canon Peter Howell-Jones, Vice Dean of Chester Cathedral.

After the service, 64 members of the congregation attended a harvest supper in the magnificent surroundings of Shotwick Hall, courtesy of Mr and Mrs Coar. The hall was built in 1662 for the Hockenhull family and formed a wonderful setting for our thanksgiving celebrations.

Some of the parishioners are pictured above at the hall.