Hard of Hearing Harvest Festival

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The Annual Harvest Festival Service, led by Rev Rachel Sturt, Anna Chaplain, for the Alton All Saints Hard of Hearing group, once again attracted a good congregation.

With the generously donated food displayed amidst the autumn berries and hops the traditional harvest hymns were sung with great enthusiasm. The chosen readings were read by Jean, Liz and Julia, with Rev Rachel encouraging those present to recall harvests and autumns from their childhoods.

After the service while light refreshments were served and people chatted in the newly created Meeting Place in the church, almost 40kg (approx 88lbs) of tins and packets of food were boxed up by Rita ready to go the Alton Food Bank. The sale of perishable items and the generous collection enabled over £70 to be donated to the Anna Chaplaincy for the older people of Alton .

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