Worship resources to celebrate Plough Sunday can be found on the Arthur Rank Centre website
Plough Sunday is traditional celebrated as the
start of the farming year. In Victorian times it was observed in the first Sunday after the Epiphany and as those working on the land were preparing to return to work on the later tradition of Plough Monday following the Christmas season.
In medieval times some
ploughs were kept in the parish church, and some churches
kept a ‘plough-light’. In days when work was scarce in winter,
the observance looked forward to the time of sowing with
the promise of a harvest to come.
If we eat we are concerned with the work of farming, said someone once. And so we prayin thanksgiving for all who work the land and bring forth its produce for our health and well being. With the recent extreme weather conditions affecting farming in this country we pray particularly for those affected, for the land still sodden with water and for the animals who are at risk of health issues caused by the wet.
"God speed the plough"
|Plough Sunday service in a Barn at Portway Farm Bucks.|