15 May 2009
ROGATION SUNDAY FARM TOUR AND SERVICE*

We look forward to your company this Sunday 17th May at 3p.m. for the annual Rogation Sunday Service at Chase Farm, Caston. We shall travel on a tractor-drawn trailer (or covered transport if wet) to see various aspects of a traditional Norfolk family farm. Hopefully, I will be able to enlighten you on the various crops and stock, etc., on our way round and discuss the important part the management of the countryside plays on our farm.

Father Bob will lead the service as usual and offer prayers and blessings at our scheduled stops in anticipation of a successful harvest. We shall return to the farmyard at 4.15p.m., where you will be most welcome to stay for refreshments.

Hopefully we can get representatives from all our seven parishes (and beyond) where children especially may enjoy the informality of this unique service.

Peter and Pam Chapman

*SO WHAT IS ROGATION SUNDAY, THEN?
Rogation Sunday is the day before the three traditional days of Rogation, which come just before Ascension Day (Thursday). The word ‘rogation’ comes from the Latin rogare, which means ‘to ask’. So the annual Rogation is associated with asking God’s blessing on the fruits of the field.

Father Bob

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