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Harvest Festival – For the Beauty of the Earth
October 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
One event on October 14, 2018 at 10:30 am
One event on October 13, 2018 at 10:00 am
One event on October 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm
One event on October 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm
One event on October 15, 2018 at 9:30 am
Saturday 13 October (Free Admission)
• 10am-5pm: Floral, food and farming displays
• 5.30pm: Evensong
Sunday 14 October (Free Admission)
• 10.30am: Harvest Sung Eucharist
• 12.30pm-4pm: Floral, food and farming displays
• 4pm: Harvest ‘Songs of Praise’
Monday 15 October
• 9.30am: Sale of Produce in the Nave of the Cathedral
The National Harvest Torch (the symbol of the National Harvest Service which travels to a diﬀerent Cathedral each year and is supported by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall) is heading to Ely Cathedral as part of this year’s harvest celebration in October. It will be on show throughout the harvest festival weekend and presented during the Harvest ‘Songs of Praise’ service on Sunday.
This year’s event focuses on soils, under the theme of ‘For the beauty of the earth’. It will feature sheep, farm machinery and food and ﬂower displays, as well as a wormery highlighting what goes on beneath the ground. There will be children’s activities in the Lady Chapel on Saturday and Sunday and a lunchtime concert on Saturday, given by Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir based on a harvest theme.
Organisations taking part this year include Cambridgeshire Beekeepers, the Farmland Museum at Denny Abbey, G’s Growers at Barway and NIAB, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.