Prayers at Kilmington for the harvest

PUBLISHED: 06:59 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:35 25 May 2017

Malcolm Miller with son James and his wife, Olivia and son Harry

Malcolm Miller with son James and his wife, Olivia and son Harry

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Millers Farm Shop hosts the annual rogation service

The Rogation Service congregation at Millers Farm ShopThe Rogation Service congregation at Millers Farm Shop

An informal Rogation Service organised by Kilmington Churches Together was hosted by Malcolm Miller and his family at their village farmshop.

Pastor Darrell Holmes from the Beacon Baptist Chapel led the service, on Sunday (May 21), and the Rev Simon Holloway, from St Giles’ Church, gave the address.

Margaret Hurford on the keyboard and some young musicians led the songs and hymns.

The theme was to pray for the farmers at the season of planting and for an abundant harvest.

Malcolm helped many in the congregation to plant giant Russian sunflower seeds in a competition to produce the largest head by the Harvest Festival lunch on September 24.

In an interview with Brian Lavender, Malcolm described the developments in the business over the past seven years while he has been preparing to hand over and provide a secure future for his son and daughter and their families.

He talked about the crops that he grew and purchased in UK and France and felt that BREXIT would not adversely affect their operation.

He was thanked for all the generous support that he had given to the churches and the village over many years and the Rev Holloway presented him with a copy of a new and beautifully produced book on the history of St Giles’ Church over a Millennium, written by Michael Tyler.

The interesting and very lively service was followed by delicious refreshments organised by Barbara Woodsford, chairman of the St Giles’ Church Social and Fundraising Committee.

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