Badshot Lea and Hale Parish

Fruitful “Apple Day” at St.Mark’s Church in Upper Hale

Badshot Lea & Hale Parish


Zach Mosley helping John Ely to press the apples

On 9th October 2016 St.Mark’s Church in Upper Hale, Farnham hosted its second Apple Day.  The community arrived with bags of apples to be juiced and enjoyed the food, drink and music on offer.

The Reverend Hannah Moore, the new curate in the parish, commented:  “It was my first Apple Day and it was such a lovely community event, with people there aged 0 to 94, including three in wheelchairs; and over fifty people stayed for the Harvest service that followed on in the church.”

Lesley Shatwell, the Licenced Lay Minister continued:

Hannah Moore enjoying an apple pancake

“The apples and pears were harvested from the community orchard and they were delicious, as were the tasty apple pancakes, accompanied by the sound of cheery musicians playing apple-related songs.”

John Ely, local resident and apple presser said:  “It was a pleasure to be invited to press apples into juice with so many young helpers and even better to see them enjoy drinking it!”

More information from Revd.Lesley Crawley on 01252 820537.  Or by e-mail to

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