Bring Home the Harvest in Birmingham Cathedral
The National Harvest Service is part of the Bring Home the Harvest for British Food Fortnight campaign, which aims to bring together communities from across the UK to help rekindle the tradition of celebrating the Harvest.
2013 saw the inaugural National Harvest Service held in Westminster Abbey, which was attended by over 500 children, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and other famous supporters like the Hairy Bikers and Martin Clunes. The Service, dedicated to children, was a tremendous success and will now be held in a different location each year so everyone can get involved.
This year the National Harvest Service will be held in Birmingham Cathedral on 20 October 2014. It will be a great opportunity for schools, youth groups and children’s clubs to fill the Cathedral with local produce and celebrate the Harvest together.
Your school or youth group can apply to attend the National Harvest Service by creating a Harvest box that celebrates the food produced in your part of the country. The box should be brimming with items that represent everything the children have learnt about growing, cooking and local food, so might contain fruit and vegetables the children have grown themselves, herbs grown on windowsills and Harvest loaves baked using local flour.
Applications to enter should be received online by Thursday 24 July. The groups selected to take part in the Cathedral Service will be notified by email before the start of the Autumn Term. For details on how to enter and for further information, please visit the Love British Food website – click here