Through the annual County Harvest Thanksgiving Service, and a variety resources, we can help you celebrate and give thanks for the produce of Kent and the work of the rural sector.
The County Harvest Thanksgiving Service is an annual service that brings together the various rural sectors to give thanks for the Harvest. It offers an important opportunity to celebrate all that Kent provides.
Resources to help you with your own Harvest celebrations can be found in the links to the right of the page.
Each year at the service, a collection is taken to support the work of the Kent Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and Kent Farm Crisis Network (FCN).
Both charities seek to offer both practical and financial support to those in the rural sector.
More details about these, and other organisations which support those who work in the agricultural sector, or live in rural communities, can be found in the useful links and resources section of this page.
- FCN harvest resource
- The Church of England, has endorsed the observance of a “Time for Creation”, from 1 September to 4 October. During this season congregations are encouraged to give particular focus to environmental issues. Time for Creation links in naturally with the time when we celebrate harvest thanksgivings:https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2016/08/church-of-england-commends-creationtide-resources.aspx
- Germinate – Arthur Rank Centre: A range of services, prayers and ideas around Harvest
- Reflection from our Rural Business Chaplain