We all love a good Harvest Festival. At Breachwood Green (Herts) there is a twist. The village used to be a centre of plaiting for straw hats and the traditional skills have been passed down to those who decorate the chapel. You can see that it gives a distinct decoration to complement the harvest display and loaf (with mouse).
On Sunday parents & children from the village JMI swelled the usual congregation to more than 60. The children had painted seasonal pictures and sang and read poetry and Stephen Copson talked about the sower and the seed. On Tuesday classes returned for a tour of the building and Harvest displays. Members of the church had created beautiful displays for the window ledges.
The chapel is a listed building and currently work is needed on rotting window frames. So the Luton Vauxhall Male Voice Choir gave a concert on the Saturday evening to raise funds.
Pray for this small congregation. Look at the attached pictures to get a flavour of this traditional celebration on the flight path to London Luton airport! Click link for some photo’s.