Rogation Services (1 May)

Rogation at Broughton near skiptonJudith Allinson, Green Christian’s Web editor writes:

Rogation Services make a wonderful opportunity to worship God in the Open Air,
and to appreciate the value of the surrounding countryside and environment:
farm, river, garden, church etc.

A great opportunity exists to write a service for a procession around most city churches. Think “What could you do at your church?”

At Settle  (including The Methodist, Catholic and Anglican churches which are close to each other)  we could go for a walk within 200 metres to Ask God’s Blessing on:

the River Ribble (and fish)
The Reverse Archimedes Screw electricity generator
The Fire Station
A manhole cover: The drains  ( and sewers)
A green box: Internet connections
Petrol Station
Railway (at the viaduct)
A recently resurfaced road


However at Settle on 1 May we will be recovering from the Tour de Yorkshire (on 29 April) (hence the recently resurfaced road)

Here is a list of Rogation services that I know about:  I would be very pleased to add more.

1 May See pictures of previous Rogation Services in Austwick, Settle, Rathmell and Broughton (N Yorks) 
1 May Berkshire Show /Home Farm Rogation  Service 3pm
The Wantage Silver Band will accompany the congregation on this  walking visit
1 May Newsholme, Oakworth, W Yorks Rogation :10.30am Beginning in the church (St John’s) for a traditional Eucharist / Communion and followed by a short walk around Newsholme where prayers and blessings are said at the water, pasture and farmyard. See pictures
1 May Elston, Newark, Rogation Service at Elston Chapel, Old Chapel Lane, Elston, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5NY
1 May Austwick N Yorks Rogation and Pet Service 9.30am
1 May Clapham N Yorks Rogation and Pet Services 11.00am
1 May Horton in Rib N Yorks Lambing Service Sunday 3pm-Newhouses Farm, BD24 0JE. We give thanks for the lambs, feed them & then each other.
1 May Broughton (nr  Skipton) Rogation Service & Procession 7.00 p.m. Preacher: The Rt Revd James Bell, Bishop of Ripon
1 May Malton St Michael’s Church, Malton: Rogation Service  2pm
1 May Berry Brow Huddersfield Rogation Service  at Stirley Community Farm, nr Huddersfield, Berry Brow, HD4 6RP





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