The Royal Cheshire County Show is pleased to support the Plough Service at Chester Cathedral on the 12th January 2020 at 3.30pm.
Traditional plough services have been held for centuries, typically taking place on the Sunday after Epiphany. Dating back to the medieval times, the service was a way of giving thanks for the land and all those who work on it. Frequently kept by the church, the plough was blessed and donated to farmers within the community.
At the Plough Service in Chester Cathedral, the plough will be brought in by Cheshire Young Farmers. Many agricultural organisations will be represented, including the agricultural charities (Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, The Addington Fund). The Cheshire Agricultural Society, Nantwich Agricultural Society, Reaseheath College, and the NFU will be represented, and the Lord Lieutenant David Briggs MBE K.St.J will be present. Reverend Dr Mark Betson, National Rural Office for the Church of England will be the preacher at the Service.
For more information on the service, please view the link below: