What a beautiful time of year is the season of harvest: in rural England we may think indeed of ‘seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness’. Yet it is also a critically important season: in many parts of the world a poor harvest can mean great misery and problems during the coming year.
So it is a season when we should, on the one hand, give thanks to God for his good gifts—acknowledging him as our great Provider—but also, on the other, be especially mindful of those who may be less fortunate than ourselves.
That’s why we are encouraging each other within the Itchen Valley parish to give generously to the special harvest-season projects that we are supporting this year.
- Over the next few weeks we will be pleased to accept donated produce in the usual way. Your kind donations are passed on to both the Winchester Churches Night Shelter and Winchester Basics Bank. These links will show you what kinds of produce are most needed at this time.
- Alternatively, if you prefer to make a regular or one-off online donation to either of these charities or to Trinity Winchester, you can do so from the following links: Winchester Churches Night Shelter or Winchester Basics Bank or Trinity Winchester
- Finally, if you would prefer to make a cash donation. there will also be collection plates at the back of church on Sunday 10th and 17th
In this way, let us indeed “give thanks to the Lord, for he is good: his love endures for ever!” (Psa. 136:1)