Harvest 2020


Like everying in 2020, we are having to celebrate harvest slightly differently this year.

We won't be able to bring all our donations to church and have a big display on the altar, as we are continuing to worship online. It would be easy to pass harvest by, and say, being generous is impossible. We can assure you it really isn’t!

Many of our churches support the Irlam and Cadishead foodbank at harvest. Our foodbank and others like it are going to really miss the influx of generous gifts at harvest this year. Bu we can do something about that. 


We have a number of collection points around the Circuit. Perhaps you could collect a few goods as you usually do, and make the effort to get them to one of our collection points. Or ring someone else up who might help you to do that. In this way we can be of practical help to those in our own community who are struggling.

Many of our churches also take a collection for a particular cause at harvest. We know that this is a difficult time for some, but if you feel you are able to make a donation, we are supporting All We Can's harvest  appeal 'Change begins with a Bicycle'. Money can be put in an envelope and dropped off with the harvest goods, or you could donate to All We Can directly on their website here.

Suggested Items To Donate 

Things in red are items the Food Bank is paricularly short of

  • Cereal

  • Soup

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce

  • Lentils, beans and pulses

  • Tinned meat

  • Tinned vegetables

  • Tea/coffee

  • Tinned fruit

  • Biscuits

  • UHT milk

  • Fruit juice

  • Cordial

  • Sugar

  • Washing Up Liquid

Collection Points 

Irlam & Cadishead Foodbank

Boundary Road Methodist Church, Boundary Road, Irlam, M44 6HD

Open Monday 1:30pm - 3pm, Tuesday 9:30am - 12noon, Friday 9:30am - 12noon


Rev Clare Stainsby's Manse - Irlam


Rev Kim Ratcliffe's Manse - Pendlebury


Beryl and David Emry's House - Eccles


(addresses in the Circuit Mailing or contact them direct, details here)