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Our Thanksgiving for Harvest will take place on Sunday 9th October.
The morning will bring us our main Parish Harvest Thanksgiving when the preacher will be the Rev. Canon John McKegney, former Rector of St Mark’s, Armagh. The Choir will, as always, have special music prepared for the harvest and the whole parish is invited to make this one of the biggest and best services of the year as we come to give thanks for all the goodness and mercy we have received at God’s hand.

The service on Sunday evening will be a Community Harvest Thanksgiving when everyone from across the town is invited to join in the familiar hymns and prayers of thanksgiving. The preacher at this service will be the Rev. Canon Dr. Ian Ellis, Rector of Rossorry Parish. Please encourage and invite your friends and neighbours to come along and make this a truly memorable occasion.

Harvest Appeal

Jesus said ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’ (Luke 10:2) In Christian service there is no resting, God has work enough for everyone. Don’t just sit back and watch others work - look for ways to help. Help practically, prayerfully and financially.

Harvest Time is an opportunity to pause and think of all the goodness God provides for us in our daily living. Many things that are readily at our hands are taken for granted in this day and age, without a thought given to the provider, not to mention the number of things we accumulate or waste.

Here is an opportunity to give thanks to God in appreciation of His goodness to you. Members of our own church will find enclosed in our "Cathedral News" magazine a Harvest Appeal envelope and are asked to contribute what they can financially afford and bring it to church, as they make that extra effort to come to God’s House to give thanks for His goodness and loving kindness.

‘FOR GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER’ - 2nd Corinthians Ch. 9 verse 7
Open Day

The Cathedral will be open from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 8th October for visitors to see the wonderful harvest decorations.

(Images on this page come from
the  Harvest 2013 display)