Rogation Sunday 2017



On Rogation Sunday we held the ROGATION CELEBRATION with 0ur fellow Parishes of Gt Waltham , The Chignals ,Ford End & Mashbury as usual. This year we started at St John’s Little Leighs and followed a trail past the Essex Way, the river, the fields until we reached a gate into Seabrooks farm. Here farmer Freddie Seabrook welcomed us and at the barn we joined those unable to walk who had a service of their own with Rev Caroline. .

The service had taken the now familiar form of a prayer, a reading and a hymn in different venues to thank God for the natural elements we enjoy and from which we benefit – water, soil, fire, air and animals.

After the service we enjoyed a bring and share lunch.

At 1.30pm Bishop John conducted a short service licensing rev Sandra as an Associate Priest in the parish.

The weather was good and many dogs came with us. These pets were blessed at the service too.

rogation walk




rogation water 2




rogation 1

rogation dogs










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