St Anne’s Church, Shandon held its Civic Harvest Service as part of the Cork Jazz Festival on Sunday 29th October. This was the 14th year of the annual event and the church was delighted to welcome back Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir and Hyde Park Brass band.
The guest speaker this year was Mrs. Geraldine McCarthy of the Shandon Area Renewal Association (SARA) who spoke on the importance of the bonds of community. Reflecting on the service, the Rev. Meghan Farr said:
It was wonderful to have the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Kieran McCarthy, Fiona Collins, Chair of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Committee and other guests as well as over 250 people in attendance at the service. I’m grateful to all the parishioners who helped with decorating and on the day of the service.
All produce was donated to Cork Penny Dinners.
Photos by Pat Spillane.