WORSHIPPERS from four East Hampshire parishes made a pilgrimage to Langrish to mark the beginning of harvest.

St John’s celebrated Lammastide on July 30 with Upper Benefice members from West Meon, East Meon and Warnford. 

Bread baked by villager Betty Wesley was blessed and shared after the short service by Rev Terry Loudon.

Lammas Day, which is almost halfway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox,  corresponds to the Hebrew Feast of Weeks in the Old Testament when a sheaf of the barley harvest was offered. The service included an adaptation of the Hampshire Hymn and mentions of the Rother, Meon, Winchester Hill and Butser.