AS IT was the second weekend of October, St. Patrick’s Church in Powerscourt held their annual Harvest Festival last weekend.
The autumn festival was a great success with many of the families from the parish getting involved.
The harvest festival has a strong history and has been celebrated in the parish for 150 years.
On Sunday the family harvest service took place at 11.30 a.m. with the children of the parish bringing along extra gifts to give to local needy causes.
As it is a harvest festival the gifts were non-perishable food such as tinned goods and some fruit and veg- etables. After the service a lunch was held in the picturesque grounds of the church.
The beautiful autumn sun shone on the parishioners as they enjoyed a barbecue lunch. There were games to entertain the kids such as skittles and throw the bean-bag.
‘The harvest festival is a lovely time for families in the parish and this year we had a great turnout for the harvest lunch,’ explained Rector Rickie Rountree, ‘it was the perfect way to finish off the festival.’
Families and parishioners stayed at the church grounds for the rest of the afternoon enjoying the sunshine, eating and socialising.
The congregation at St Patrick’s Church celebrates the harvest by picnicking outside.