Worship with us today – Easter 6
8.30 am – Holy Communion
10.00 am – Morning Worship
11.30 am – Morning Prayer
7.00 pm – Holy Communion
This Sunday is also known as Rogation Sunday.
Rogation Sunday is the day when the Church has traditionally offered prayer for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food.
The word “rogation” is from the Latin rogare, “to ask.” Historically, the Rogation Days (the three days before Ascension Day) were a period of fasting and abstinence, asking for God’s blessing on the crops for a bountiful harvest. Less of us today directly derive our livelihood from the production of food, yet it is good to be reminded of our dependence upon those who do and our responsibility for the environment.