Church packed for harvest celebration

Harvest festival celebrations at St Hilda's, Bilsborrow
Harvest festival celebrations at St Hilda's, Bilsborrow
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St Hilda’s Church, Bilsborrow, was full to the rafters as families turned out to celebrate its harvest festival.

More than 100 families joined in the traditional celebrations at the church, organised by Fellside team rector the Rev Jeff Finch and children and staff at John Cross CE School.

Many people brought along baskets of food to donate, which will now be distributed among those in need, with Preston Food Bank receiving a donation.

The well-attended service included presentations and songs by pupils from the local school.

Afterwards bacon and sausage sandwiches were served, thanks to the efforts of John and Kath Blackley and Lawrence and Judith Upton.

In his address, Rev Finch thanked all those who had contributed to the occasion.

He particularly thanked ladies’ team, who decorated the church, with the cooks who prepared the refreshments and the teachers who had prepared and coached the children also getting praise.