St James’s Church, Mallow Harvest Thanksgiving – Call for Local Growers and Producers to showcase their work


St James’s Church of Ireland in Mallow is holding its annual Harvest Thanksgiving celebrations over the weekend of 22nd to 24th September this year. It begins on Friday 22nd September with the weekly Mallow Farmers’ Market from 9am to 1pm. On the same evening at 7.30pm, there will be a concert in the church organised by the Mallow Arts Collective, featuring a range of musical talent in the town and the surrounding area.

On Saturday 23rd, the church would like to offer local craftspeople, growers and producers an opportunity to showcase and sell their work. The church will not charge for stalls in the church grounds, but it would be helpful if they could be booked in advance and stall-holders are asked to bring their own tables and coverings.

The Rector of St James’s, the Reverend Meurig Williams, is keen to support and encourage the range of skills and crafts in the town and surrounding area.

I know there is a great deal of talent out there, along with culinary, horticultural and agricultural skills, and it would be very good if we can offer people a shop window in our central location in the town to tie-in with our harvest celebrations. I hope this acts as incentive for more people to visit Mallow over the weekend, and to make use of all the businesses in the town when they are here.

As well as the stalls of produce, arts and crafts, there will be exhibitions on a harvest and environmental theme in the church. Refreshments will be served in church throughout the Festival.

The Festival will end with ‘Songs of Praise’, a popular service of hymns and well-loved music at 3.00pm on Sunday 24 th September. The speaker will be Canon Tom Sherlock, chaplain of Kingston College, Mitchelstown. The collection at this service will be shared between the Mallow Day Care Centre and Meals on Wheels.

Anyone interested in having a stall at the Harvest market can contact the Rector at or 022 21473.

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