GENEROUS churchgoers celebrated Harvest by collecting food for those less fortunate.

St James Church in Latchford reported its largest turn out to celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday.

The congregation, which included Cubs, Scouts and Beavers, as well as members of Latchford St James Primary School who came in on the Monday collected more than 20 bags for Warrington Foodbank.

Rev Robert Icke had the pleasure of dropping the food off.

He said: “Even though it is sad that in the 21st century modern England we need Foodbanks – it was good to see the generosity of both the congregation and the children all wanting to support such an amazing charity.”

Mr Icke, who moved to Warrington in June, is enjoying the working relationship with the primary school and wants to continue working with the local schools, Sea Cadets and other community groups.

On Saturday, November 2, the autumn fair will take place at St James School, starting at 2pm.

And from Monday, November 18, St James Church will be displaying a major exhibition of prisoner artwork.

The aim of the exhibition is to demonstrate to visitors that behind every prisoner’s conviction and sentence is a personal story of love, hope and loss. Titled, Journey Into Light, the exhibition is made up of more than 50 individual pieces of art produced by prisoners from HMP Styal and HMP Thorn Cross in Appleton Thorn. It has been coordinated and funded by the Diocese of Chester.