Harvest and a hiking Bishop

Male (bishop) smiling at camera
Photo by Dorothy Gilbert

Story and photos by Dorothy Gilbert

Over the days leading up to his installation Bishop Pete undertook a pilgrimage on foot across the Diocese. On Friday 22nd September he led Holy Communion at St Peter’s.

A good crowd gathered for the service, with representatives from the Methodist Circuit, Ecclesfield Deanery, Christ Church and St Cuthbert’s. Having changed from his hiking boots, Bishop Pete led our worship and gave a short sermon, emphasising the important part we all have to play in supporting one another.

Male man (bishop) smiling at camera
Photo by Dorothy Gilbert

After the service the Bishop donned his boots once more and set off to visit St Thomas’ Philadelphia before Evensong at the Cathedral.

The next day Sioned Mair Richards represented St Peter’s at the Cathedral, for the official welcome service. She said,

“It really is special to feel part of an age old ceremony. The choir sang an English version of Pantyfedwen, my favourite Welsh hymn.”

Meanwhile St Peter’s was a hive of activity once more for our very first Harvest Fair. Stalls sold home-grown produce, plants, jams, chutneys, and even Christmas cards. There were games and craft activities for children and an information stall about St Peter’s.

2 males and 2 females looking ahead sitting on grass.
Photo by Dorothy Gilbert

Cream teas were served while entertainment was provided by ‘PLUC’ the Pitsmoor Ladies Ukelele Choir, a very witty duo.

Thank you to Tesco and Rose’s Bakery for donations and to everyone involved. Together we raised £443 for Macmillan and £200 for the Archer Project.