As churches gear up for traditional harvest thanksgiving services all around the country, R.A.B.I remembers that some in the farming community are struggling and may need help.
This is why we are very grateful to the Astwell Benefice, a group of parishes with six churches situated in beautiful rural South Northamptonshire, for inviting R.A.B.I regional manager Milly Fyfe to deliver a sermon on the work of the charity in August.
The Astwell Benefice website states: “Coming to worship in any of our Churches you cannot help but notice that their builders wanted them to be at the heart of the agricultural communities they served. Whilst industry, the railway, roads and modern building have shifted the focus of some of our villages, we are still, at heart, centres of farming.”
After talking to the congregation about the important role R.A.B.I plays in the farming community and the support that we offer farming people, a picnic was shared in the grounds of St Stephen’s at Radstone.
Milly was also presented with a cheque for £256 which was raised during a rogation Sunday service earlier in the year, she added: “We really appreciate the support we have received from Astwell Benefice; R.A.B.I also works at the heart of the agricultural community and last year we gave out more than £22.5K in grants in Northamptonshire alone.”