Rushbearing Sunday

Rushbearing Sunday

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Arrival of the choir

Blessing of the Rushes

Blessing of the Rushes

 

 

The sun shone, amazingly after the summer we’ve had and there was a pretty good turnout on Sunday afternoon.  Church was open for visitors with the annual Songs of Praise service at 5.30 pm.  Apart from  fundraising stalls for  church funds and Mothers’ Union, we were joined by Toybox, Ripponden in Bloom and Ripponden with Rishworth WI.  New this year was a very successful coconut shy, plus Play your Cards right and a raffle to win a mini by Utility Warehouse.  We also raffled a gold  Millennium Cross generously donated by Toll House Jewellery.  The total exceeded last year’s by nearly £150 with a record amount (we think) of nearly £1050 being raised.   Thank you to everyone who helped and supported us.  I hope you all enjoyed the day out and we will see you again next year.