Suffolk Harvest Festival at St Edmundsbury Cathedral ...
The annual Suffolk Harvest Festival takes place in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 12 October. From 10.30am, a Farmers’ Market will take place on Angel Hill, providing the perfect chance to stock up on some great local produce.
All are welcome to join the annual harvest service at 3.30pm in the Cathedral. The Cathedral is filled with displays of flowers and produce on this wonderful occasion, giving thanks for the Suffolk harvest.
During the service the Suffolk Agricultural Association’s Long Service Awards will be presented to those who have devoted many years to the industry in recognition of their dedication and hard work. Don’t miss the display of combine harvesters and sheep created by Suffolk school children.
This year's speaker will be Anna Hill, of BBC Radio 4. During the service a collection will be taken for the work of the Fishermen’s Mission.
"The annual harvest service and events reminds us each year of the importance of the agricultural industry to this region," comments Canon Philip Banks, Precentor at the Cathedral. "We are indebted to the farmers of Suffolk who work tirelessly to ensure that food is produced and animals are cared for."
Suffolk Harvest Festival is organised in conjunction with the Suffolk Agricultural Association, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Young Farmers and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA). A display by British Sugar PLC will be in the Cloisters.
After the service, tea is available in the Cathedral Refectory. Donations welcome.