Ploughs are blessed as annual service is held at village church
PUBLISHED: 14:00 12 January 2018
The annual Plough Sunday service was held at St Nicholas’ Church in Hail Weston.
The service was conducted by Reverend John Alford, to celebrate the beginning of the agricultural year.
Rev Alford said: “It was a great service and so lovely to see such a big turn out. We started by blessing the ploughs, and then the soil, this was a great way to see the children get involved.”
About 60 people attended the church to celebrate Plough Sunday, a traditional service that is held to mark the start of farming season, which starts on the Monday.
The celebrations are traditionally held on the Sunday after Epiphany.
Rev Alford said: “Overall I think we had around 15 farmers attend, which was great to see.”