Did you know? (Sunday, October 27, 2019)

The tradition of celebrating Harvest Festival in churches, as we know it today, began in 1843, when a priest (Reverend Robert Hawker) in Cornwall, United Kingdom invited his parishioners to a special thanks-giving service for the harvest at his church. Victorian hymns such as We Plough the Fields and Satter and All Things Bright and Beautiful helped to popularize his idea of decorating churches with home-grown produce for the Harvest Festival service. As a result, this celebration eventually became an annual custom in the life of the church.

Mandy Barrow (2013); History of Harvest Festival