Village church to host harvest food drive and virtual service

A church is hosting a harvest service with a difference this week and people are invited to help out with a drive for a food bank.

The harvest basket is available at the church until this Sunday. Pictured here helping out are parishioners Janet Kind and Stephen Butterfield
The harvest basket is available at the church until this Sunday. Pictured here helping out are parishioners Janet Kind and Stephen Butterfield

St Andrew's Church in Church Aston is running a virtual service via Zoom this year in light of coronavirus restrictions and the need for social distancing, though all of the traditional harvest songs will still be sung.

The service takes place every October with the church decorated.

This year's Zoom service will be held on Sunday, October 11 but until then, a harvest basket has been set up at the church porch for people to donate non-perishable food. Food is being regularly collected and distributed to the Newport Foodbank.

This week a new notice board and a 'bug hotel' have been installed at the church, which was struck by lightning earlier this summer.

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