At a time where fears surrounding the increasing number of COVID cases are rising, All Saints Church in Kings Langley decided to spread the message of giving thanks at a time when it is so important.
The church recently hosted its Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 4. This is a time where the community is encouraged to give thanks and to give donations to help those who are less fortunate.
This year the church collected monetary donations for Christian Aid and donations of food and essential supplies for local homeless charity DENs.
The service was led by the Revd. Jos Periss and Paul Tucker, chair of Kings Langley Christian Aid, also gave a talk about Christian’s Aid autumn appeal ‘Global Neighbours’.
Father James said: “We managed to raise a good bit of money for Christian Aid, which is a charity which we usually support during harvest time.
“In addition, this year we asked people to donate items which would go to DENS and we had a large number of people who donated items to go to the charity.
“We always take the opportunity to be more outward looking because it is about giving thanks and we want to show that we are giving to other people at this time.”
After a continuing rise in COVID cases, the church has decided to adapt its plans for the remembrance service as it was decided that an outdoor service would not be feasible.
Instead there will be a live streamed service at 3pm which will be available for everyone to watch on the All Saints Church Facebook page.
After the service, the wreaths will be laid outside to the war memorial, giving everyone a chance to pay their respects at a time of choosing over the course of November.