Fore Street Methodist Church will be holding their annual Harvest of the Sea celebrations next weekend. This "Fishermen's Chapel" will be dressed overall with nets, crab-pots and other items from the fishing community for this occasion which commemorates God's faithfulness through past generations in providing food from the sea . Our present-day fleet of fishing vessels may be considerably smaller than in bygone years but God's continued provision of fish still provides employment and income for those who "plough the deep". The Harvest of the Sea weekend also reminds us of the great cost in human lives lost in bringing fish to our plates as fishing is still the highest risk industry in the UK. It is only in coastal towns and villages that the real value of the sea harvest is fully appreciated and on Friday and Saturday the church will be open from 11am to 3pm for the public to view the decorations and floral displays that have drawn much appreciation in the past and to sit and reflect on God's blessings while enjoying a complimentary cup of tea or coffee.
On Saturday 18th at 7.30pm the FSMC Gospel choir will be performing a concert of music in celebration of the occasion and this will be chaired by Donna Birrell of BBC Radio Cornwall fame.
On Sunday 19th at 10.45am Mr Geoff Fox from Gorran Haven will lead the morning worship when the choir will also participate. In the evening at 6pm the service will take the form of a 'Songs of Praise' and everyone is invited to sing such favourites as "Will your anchor hold?" and "Eternal Father strong to save".