Harvest Services

Harvest Festival here at the Church of the Good Shepherd is on Sunday 1st October.

You are invited to join us for our All Age Harvest Festival Service at 10am.  We hope that you will be able to stay for tea, coffee and cake after service.

In the evening we will be having a special Harvest Songs of Praise Service at 6pm.  Do join us to sing some of you favourite harvest songs (and there'll be more tea, coffee and cakes served after the service...!).

Details of our children's Harvest Fun Afternoon on Saturday 30 September from 2-4pm.

This year our Harvest collections will be going to the charity Ethiopiaid. This charity raises funds for trusted community partners in Ethiopia, working with local people, valued for their expertise, honesty and ambition.  One such partner is Hope Entreprises which feeds and schools thousands of street children who are living in doorways, bus stations, and makeshift shelters. Their ‘Ladders of Hope’ programme starts with the street children's breakfast.  Six days a week, 850 homeless children attend Hope Enterprise’s breakfast, where they receive two bread rolls, milk and a banana. The breakfast is an incentive to attend the informal literacy and numeracy classes that are held afterwards. By removing the constant pressure of finding money for food, the children are given time to learn so that they can progress to primary and secondary education. This Ladders of Hope programme helps children and youths in Addis Ababa work themselves out of poverty.