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By Arena Webteam - 4th February 2018 11:04pm
A sizeable congregation from all four churches in the cross country parishes gathered at Reaseheath Agricultural College today (4th February) for the annual Plough Sunday Service.
This Service gives thanks for the work of the farming community throughout the year, and it's fitting that it's held at arguably the premier agricultural college in the UK.
Current students took part in the service, bringing in the plough, and they were also interviewed by Reverend Anne, who led the worship. Her sermon discussed the benefits and some of the pitfalls of agricultural student life and what the future offers for graduates.
Meredydd David OBE, Principal of Reaseheath College, outlined how the college has developed over the last 100 years and how it continues to grow year-by-year. He also paid tribute to the thousands of pounds which the students raise each year.
Georgina Lamb from RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute) described the vital work this charity performs in supporting the farming community financially at times of hardship. She also pointed out that Cheshire calls on its funds more than any county in the North-West of England.
Local Farmer, Peter Lakin and his family, played a part in the blessing of the plough and churn, representing the local farming community.
Following the service, lunch was provided free of charge by the college and all donations received will go towards the work of RABI.
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