Welcome back! Last Sunday we opened our church for the first time since March with a Harvest Festival. We were pleased to welcome several familiar faces back to the church and hope people continue to attend over the next few weeks as we adjust to the new social distancing rules.
The following is a prayer that was written specifically for our Harvest Festival. It is based on the song Food, Glorious Food from the well-known musical, Oliver!
We thank you for all of this food,
All your glorious food.
Whether it be hot sausage and mustard,
Or, if we are in the mood,
Cold jelly and custard.
Tins of peas, puddings and saveloys,
Food for animals and humans
Adults, girls and boys.
This glorious food,
We cannot live without it
But many people don't have the chance,
To have a choice of diet
For them, there is no great big steak --
Neither fried, roasted nor stewed
For them there is no food,
No wonderful, marvellous food
Look at all our donations,
Is there anything more handsome?
But for many people in the world,
It's worth a king's ransom.
This is what they dream about,
And they wonder why,
They cannot have a display of food,
Piled up so high!
Food, glorious food,
These people don't care what it looks like -
Burned? Underdone? Crude ?
As long as it's edible,
Their senses go reeling.
All the hungry want is to experience
A full-up feeling.
Food, wonderful food,
What more can we give
So that those who cannot afford it,
Can grow healthily and live
Why should they be fated to
Have so little food?
So today we donate some
Magical, Wonderful, Marvellous, Fabulous food.
We thank you, God,
For all your glorious food
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Rev'd Martin Wheadon