Lammas Day Service - A Celebration of Harvest

Join us for our annual Lammas Day celebration on 5 August with local bakery Bread Ahead

Lammas Day is an ancient Christian festival that marks the year's first harvesting of the wheat.  The word Lammas comes from the old English 'haif masse' which translates as 'loaf mass'.

Traditionally, in Pre- Reformation times, Christians would take their first loaves of bread from the new wheat harvest to church to get them blessed as a celebration of transformation, rebirth and new beginnings.

This practice has been revived in some places in more recent times.

Lammas Day is on Wednesday 5 August and the service starts at 12.30pm in the bakery where a member of clergy will blesses the bakery,bakers, grain and flour.  The Cathedral clergy and staff of Bread Ahead will then process to the Cathedral with the first baked loaf, a wheatsheaf and several other loaves for 12.35pm with Eucharist at 12.45pm.  

If you wish to join this service please be seated by 12.30pm where there will be limited seating due to social distancing.  This service will also be streamed live here

A copy of the Order of Service plus a beautifully produced PDF booklet can be found here On the same page you can find out about and donate to the Borough Free Fridge which is run by our friends at St. George the Martyr on Borough High Street.

The service will be available to on this website IGTV, Facebook and Youtube later on in the day for those who can't join us to view at any time.