Harvest Festival 2021

Welcome to our service of Holy Communion for our Harvest Festival. Rev Sue presides and Rev Deborah will preach – ably assisted by our Sunday School children.

Before the service Maggie’s Music Makers sang a medley of Harvest hymns arranged by Tom and Carol, then the service began – of course – with “We Plough the Fields and Scatter”:

Most of the service was livestreamed on our parish Facebook page here: https://fb.watch/8piooNTp88/

During the sermon, our Sunday School and Maggie’s Music Makers together sang “Bele Mama” in full three-part harmony. Logistics prevented a combined rehearsal prior to the service! The song is traditional Aboriginal, and translates as ‘Beautiful Mother Earth’.

Whilst communion was distributed MMM sang “What a Wonderful World”, together, live in church:

The service concluded with an up-beat setting of “Now thank we all our God”:

Apologies for the quality of this morning’s livestream: we are still managing with just a smartphone, and the jumps are due to low battery warnings. The sudden finish is where battery power ran out.

St Margaret’s Church Prestwich holds CCLI licences CCL 79250, MRL 775231 and 466111 for music streaming and One Licence M-40120 for music streaming.

  • What a Wonderful World (Weiss & Thiele arr. Brymer) © 1967, 1988 Range Road Music Inc
  • Bele Mama: Traditional

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