Harvest Festival attracts some of the highest church attendances of the year. It’s another key opportunity to connect again with families who have recently-baptized children, and with the wider community. This page will offer ideas to extend your welcome and plan a service.

Why is Harvest such a big opportunity for welcome? Head of Life Events, the Revd Sandra Millar, reflects on the changing season of Harvest, and why it’s a great moment for follow-up:

The changing season of Harvest



These Articles are free to download and use in your parish magazine. The red-highlighted text can be edited, so you can add in your own details about up-and-coming Harvest services.

You can also share these articles on social media – simply share the following links, along with details of your Harvest Festival service.


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Across all our research, those who have encountered church at one of life's key moments are positive about hearing from us again. One of the best moments to be in contact with people is around Christmas. It is a time when most people will want to return and a focused invitation linking to their situation can make a difference. The ideas below might help to target that invitation.

Remembering & Remembrance

All Saints', All Souls' and Remembrance Sunday services are traditionally well attended. With reduced scope for physical gatherings, how can the Church still help people to remember those who have died? This page offers some practical suggestions.

The changing season of Harvest

The Revd Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events

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