Annual Events at Saint Andrew's Ombersley
Easter Bonfire and Services
At dawn on Easter Day a bonfire is lit to mark the resurrection. This is followed by the renewal of baptismal vows
at the medieval church, Holy Communion in Saint Andrews and a parish breakfast in the narthex.
The 9:30 Easter Morning Service includes an easter egg hunt for the children.
Remembrance day parade and Service
A service is held on the national day of remembrance in November and is preceeded by a
parade of ex-service men and local people ending at the war memorial outside the church where the wreaths are
laid. The memorial bears 65 names of local men who gave their lives in the two wars.For information on some of the men mentioned on this memorial See WW1 Remembered
Harvest Festival Service
The end of September brings the traditional Harvest Festival Service which immediately follows a procession to
the church led by a tractor and trailer laden with produce. The church is of course seasonally decorated. All
the produce was this year (2009) was donated to the Maggs Day Centre.
This popular event is held in the Memorial Hall each year on a Friday evening near to Harvest Festival.
The supper is usually a sell-out, with a 100 plus people attending the buffet meal. The entertainment
this year was a quiz which most people found quite difficult! The proceeds of the raffle will go to the
Disasters' Emergency Fund.