Chaplain marvels at a generous Harvest celebration
At the weekend Bryanston celebrated Harvest and the School Chaplain, The Rev'd Canon Andrew Haviland, reports that the 2017 Harvest Festival celebration is the most generous he can remember. Read more below.
Each house was asked to fill a basket with groceries which pupils took down to the church on the morning of Sunday 24 September. Pupils from each house then brought their basket up to be blessed at the start of the service. The church was also decorated with not only beautiful flowers, but also the very generous gifts from pupils, parents and staff. A team of pupils helped the Chaplain decorate the church on Saturday afternoon.
The Chaplain commented: "This year's Harvest celebration was the most generous I can remember at Bryanston. The church looked beautiful. All the goods from the service will be boxed up and transported to the local food bank in Blandford where they will be donated to those in need in our local area. I am so grateful to everyone who contributed. It is wonderful how working together, everyone giving a little, can make such a huge difference to the lives of others."
The Allegri Choir, under the direction of Bryanston's Director of Music, led the congregation in the traditional harvest hymns.