Falconwood shows its generosity again
On Sunday (3 October) the people of Falconwood demonstrated their generosity again at the annual Harvest Festival Parade Service at Bishop Ridley Church.
People of all ages joined together to share gifts for those in need, supporting the Bexley Foodbank and Emmaus. Financial gifts were also collected for the Diocese of Rochester's Poverty and Hope Appeal. The church was open between 2-4pm for anyone who was unable to make the service to drop off their donations.
The church was beautifully decorated by the uniform groups so that it looked festive for this special celebration.
Rev Mark, Vicar at Bishop Ridley Church, said:
"While we may no longer live rural lives ruled by 'working the land', each year Harvest Festival still provides us with a chance to say thank you for all the things we have - not least our food. Here in Falconwood, it's an opportunity to come together as a community to give thanks and reflect on how fortunate we are. This Sunday was also be our first parade service since the start of the pandemic. It was great to welcome back our uniformed groups and the community."
This Sunday (10 October), as part of homeless Sunday, Bishop Ridley Church will be hosting guests from Emmaus to share more about how the gifts given last week will support people who are homeless. Come along to hear more at the 9am or 10:30am services.
Food from the Bishop Ridley Harvest Festival Service being donated to Bexley Food Bank.