The Revd Joanna Naish

Blessing of the plough

Sunday 12th Feb: 0930

During the Parish Communion at 0930 on Sunday 12th February, there will be the traditional ceremony of the Blessing of the plough, deferred from last month. Pictured here are local farmers Quentin and Maggie Edwards with a plough that has been in the church’s possession for many years. Even though farming techniques have changed considerably, Plough Sunday traditionally marks the start of the agricultural year. The Celebrant will be the Revd John Hamilton.

You can read more about the Plough Sunday tradition in this article on the Chester Diocese website (we are not responsible for the content of other websites). It should open in a new window.