St. Matthew’s on Sunday 2nd October celebrated our Harvest Festival for 2016. On the Saturday people from the congregation, decorated the church with many flowers making beautiful arrangements in autumn colours. Also, in front of the altar was a large display of tinned food, etc., presented mainly by Otterbourne school, which will be taken to the Basic Bank in Winchester.
At 6pm there was a short service of ‘songs of praise’ for harvest, and readings, also an anthem by the choir.
At 7pm everyone made their way to the village hall where a tempting display of food awaited them – quiches, salads, curried eggs, ham, prawns etc. There were also a selection of delicious deserts, cheeses. biscuits, celery etc.. No alcoholic drinks were available, but people were invited to bring their own if they wished. Tea and coffee was served.
Everyone was thanked for their hard work in the preparations, approx 40 people attended. All enjoyed themselves and the evening was a success.