Students take part in Plough service

On Sunday 7th January, Revd Steven Poss invited pupils from St. Cedd’s C of E Primary School and St. Nicholas C of E Primary School to sing hymns at the United Benefice Plough Sunday service at St. Nicholas church in Tillingham.

During the service, the children witnessed local traditions to mark the start of the Harvest season for local farmers, as well as hearing reflections of the farming year and the crops which the farmers hope to grow during the coming season.

Soil was blessed by The Archdeacon of Chelmsford, The Ven Revd Elizabeth Snowdon and they heard prayers from The Agricultural Chaplain, The Revd Janet Nicholls. They enjoyed watching the Maldon Greenjackets Morris Men dance the plough down the nave and perform to a tune called ‘Speed the Plough’.

It was a pleasure to be invited to enjoy such a marked occasion in church and the children had a lovely time.

The plough in the church
The archdeacon on the tractor
Students on the green

‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;’

JOHN 15:5