Celebrating Harvest


Creationtide or 'the Season of Creation' is the period in the annual church calendar, from 1 September to 4 October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. This is traditionally the time of year when we celebrate Harvest. 

Through the annual County Harvest Thanksgiving Service, and a variety resources, we can help you celebrate and give thanks for the produce of Kent and the work of the rural sector.

County Harvest 

The County Harvest Thanksgiving Service is an annual service that brings together the various rural sectors to give thanks for the Harvest. It offers an important opportunity to celebrate all that Kent provides. It takes place in partnership with the Farming Community Network (FCN) and R.A.B.I. 

The service has traditionally taken place in Canterbury Cathedral, but in recent years the organisers have taken the service out and about in the County spo that each year it itr takes place at the heart of the Farming Community.

Throughout September and October many local churches will have held their own Harvest services, however the Kent County Harvest Thanksgiving Service offers one of the few opportunities for people to give thanks for the whole produce of the county of Kent. It also offers a time for many of the local farmers, producers and rural businesses to come together as a community to celebrate and give thanks for a harvest safely gathered in.

The 2020 Kent County Harvest Thanksgiving Service will take place on 4 October - watch this space for more details. 

Harvest resources