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Bishop of Bradford to lead Otley All Saints harvest service
1:38pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
The Bishop of Bradford will lead a very special harvest service in Otley this weekend.
The event is being held at Otley All Saints Parish Church on Sunday, September 29, in conjunction with Yorkshire Agricultural Society, which runs a harvest service at a different church each year.
The Bishop of Bradford, the Right Reverend Nick Baines, will preach while representatives from Otley Show and Wharfedale Farmers Auction Mart – Janet Raw and Ian Smith, respectively – will bring along symbols of their work to give thanks.
Other special guests will include the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Lord Crathorne KCVO.
Along with traditional harvest hymns and newer songs the service will include a video by the charity Tearfund, called God of Justice from the backing song by Tim Hughes, showing images of harvest in Africa.
There will also be a collection of food for Otley Food Bank and a cash collection that will be shared between the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and the food bank, which organisers are hoping to have up and running by late November.