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Rogation Sunday

Rogation Sunday is the Sunday before Ascension Day (which is a Thursday). (In 2014 Rogation Sunday is 25th May.)

Traditional Rogation Services can involve a walk around the village or neighbourhood with stops at the river, meadow, farm, a garden and church with a hymn, reading and prayer at each. It is a day when the "real" world is linked more closely to the service.

Such services are usually organised by the Anglican church but other denominations join in locally

Other Agricultural Services include

  • Blessing the Plough or Plough Sunday
  • Lambing Service
  • Lamas
  • Harvest Festivals.
  • New:- Salt Sunday (Cheshire)

Here is a list of such events in 2012. Do tell us if you are holding one.

13 May  

Rogation Sunday

Some Rogation Websites: History

13 May Compton, Winchester, Hants ComptonTTBC AllSaints Church, Compton - Rogation walk - 2-4.30pm (Picture from 2011)
13 May Somewhere in Cheshire or Birkenhead.

Salt of the Earth - Network  - a celebration of salt
and other gifts from God.-We, with local churches, schools, museums, and other groups are coming together under the Bishop of Birkenhead to celebrate SALT. We've held three successful annual Salt Celebrations to date.

The fourth is Rogation Sunday, 13th May 2012

13 May Coombes, Lancing, Sussex Rogation 3pm - Walk on the Downs - Coombes Church , Church farm, Coombes, Lancing,  Sussex BN15 0RS - Coombes Church is a Saxon church built in the 11th century and the chancel was built in the 13th and 14th century. The dedication of the church is unknown.
13 May Pytchly, nr Kettering Pytlchly Rogation Sunday walk - Pytchly All Saints Church
13 May Harrogate St Peter's, Harrogate Town Centre:- "Beating the bounds" will take place before the 6.30pm evensong service on Sunday 13 May, followed by a special focus on rogation and the environment during the service and the sermon.
13 May East Yorkshire Rogation Service . This may be in Wressle (as in previous years) but it may be in a village nearby. Watch this space.
13 May Miserden Glos. A full-scale Rogation Procession with a visit from members of the Donkey Breed Society at Miserden at 11.00am on 13th May. Meet at the Church.-includes a walk round the village with various locations – village shop, village hall etc. being blessed by Rev. Andrew Bowden, before a picnic or pub lunch.
13 May Kington (between Worcester and Redditch

ROGATION SERVICE: 3pm, at Ridge Farm, Kington
- at the kind invitation of the Jordan family. This service for all ages will include a chance to hear from our local farmers about the current issues, and to explore the farm, and see the cows being milked. All are welcome.
. MAKING CONTACT: Rev Nick Wright 01386 792222;

13 May Westerham, Kent

Beating the bounds 8.30am start. 12 miles walk round the perimeter of the parish.

13 May Linton, Kent

The Ninth Annual Linton Parish Boundary Walk - See the fantastic views, talk to friends and neighbours, and enjoy a pleasant, not-too-challenging walk...This is an old parish tradition that used to take place every year, all across the country. Now very few parishes continue or revive the tradition. Please help us to keep it going here in Linton, by joining in...Prizes, for the youngest and the oldest to complete the walk!Refreshments in the Bull Inn after the walk. Starts at 10.30am prompt from the car park next to Linton Church. The walk is about 7½ miles long, partly on public footpaths and partly on private land to which access would not normally be available.

13 May Rathmell, N Yorks Rogation Service - 10am - Meet in School Field
13th May Halton Gill, Yorks Dales 3.00pm Rogation Service at Halton Gill.- Halton Gill is a lovely little hamlet at the West end of Littondale, where there used to be a daughter Church (now closed) in the Parish of Arncliffe with Halton Gill. We have occasional Services at Halton Gill, hopefully this
one will be in the open air, if not in the Reading Room where, under any circumstances, delicious refreshments will be available after the service.
13 May Broughton, near Skipton

All Saints' Broughton - Rogation Service at 7 pm. Followed by a buffet in the hall afterwards. All are welcome.

13 May Horton in Ribblesdale Rogation Service will be at 10.30am on Sunday May 13th at St. Oswald's Horton in Ribblesdale
13 May Newsholme near Oakworth, Keighley St John’s Newsholme (near Oakworth, Keighley)
will be having their usual Rogation Service 3pm. It is a
fairly ‘gentle’ Rogation Service (not much walking),
visiting various points round the hamlet of Newsholme.
13 May Austwick, Yorks Dales 9.30 Rogation and Pet service
13 May

Clapham, Yorks Dales

11 Rogation and Pet Service
13 May Settle "All Creatures Great and Small" Cafe Style Service, Settle Methodist Church 4pm
13 May Little Somborne, Hamps

Rogation All Saints' Church, Somborne Park Road, Little Somborne, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6QT

20 May Austwick, Yorks Dales Annual Primrose Walk over Oxenenber on Sunday 20th -
meeting at Austwick Church at 3.00pm - chance to see bluebells and primroses. Then afternoon tea - about 5.00pm
20 May Wenningside, Keasden, Forest of Bowland/Yorks Dales Lambing Service at Wenningside Farm at 7.00pm. Paul Slater Archdeacon is joining us for the afternoon and evening.
20 May Cowgill (Near Dent Station, Dentdale)
May 20th   2.30 PM   Lambing Service   St John's Church,Cowgill
20 May Drumelzier, Upper Tweeddale

6.30pm   Lambing Service in Drumelzier Church





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