It is Harvest Festival time and Pocklington Methodist Church in Chapmangate was beautifully decorated with vintage cups and saucers, jugs and teapots filled with garden flowers and hedgerow foliage, brought by members of the congregation.
A whole car load of tinned and packaged goods were donated to Open Doors, a charity in Hull that supports homeless people.
On Sunday evening, Professor Sue Hartley from York University gave a stimulating talk on the effects of climate change to the world’s food production.
Professor Hartley highlighted the fact that the world may suffer a water shortage by 2050 so it was encouraging to learn that intensive research is being undertaken by the University with partners overseas, as well as in this country to find crops that will withstand extreme conditions.
The strong message that the Professor emphasised during her talk was “eat less meat, don’t waste food and keep yourselves informed of developments”.