Madeira Lodge Care Home came together to celebrate the bounty and blessings of the season.
The spirit of gratitude and community was unmistakable at Madeira Lodge Care Home as residents, their families, and team members gathered for a special Harvest Festival hosted by the Reverend Cannon of St Nicholas Church in New Romney.
Marking a memorable chapter in the ongoing relationship between the church and the care home, the service was a harmonious blend of prayers and hymns, with attendees joyfully singing along to classics such as "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "Morning Has Broken," and "We Plough the Fields and Scatter."
The highlight of the festival was a spectacular harvest lunch, which featured a unique touch from St Nicholas Church: handmade bread shaped into a heart. The heart-shaped bread, symbolising the home's own harvest and the love shared within its walls, was a testament to the church's dedication and the deepening bond between the two communities.
Karen Way, Manager at Madeira Lodge Care Home says: "This isn't just about celebrating the season. It's about the unity, the shared moments, and the love we have for each other. The heart-shaped bread is a perfect representation of that."
The collaboration between Madeira Lodge and St Nicholas Church doesn't end with the harvest. They have a series of events lined up, including a remembrance service and Christmas carols, all of which will be in-house services.
The Harvest Festival was not just a celebration of the season but also a testament to the power of community, love, and shared memories.