Ely Cathedral harvest weekend draws hundreds to city

HUNDREDS of people supported the annual harvest festival held at Ely Cathedral at the weekend.

The festival started on Friday with the annual harvest supper in the Lady Chapel, with musical entertainment provided by the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers.

And, on Saturday and Sunday, there was a Celebration of Cambridgeshire Farming theme, with plenty displays in the cathedral, including livestock, scarecrows, crafts and plenty of produce from the surrounding fenland.

The Harvest Sung Eucharist take place on Sunday and was followed by a harvest songs of praise, with the presentation of harvest gifts.

The festival closed on Monday with the sale of perishable produce at the West End of the cathedral.

All proceeds from the weekend were donated to the Farm Crisis Network and Magpas. All non-perishable gifts will be donated to the Ely Foodbank.