St Matthew’s Church Scarecrow Harvest project

Sunday 29 September 2019 at our 10.30 am Service

Theme for 2019 is ‘New Beginnings’

You are invited to take part in the St Matthew’s Church Scarecrow Harvest project.

Building scarecrows and harvest figures can be a lot of fun.  They can be dressed in anything you like, themed to you or your family, pets, your group within the Centre, or Church group – anything you can imagine.

Here are a few tips to get you started to make the project easier.

  • The overall size should not be more than 4 ft/120 cm high, although smaller scarecrows would be welcome to sit on the window ledges.
  • Basic structures can be made from a wooden cross frame or by stuffing material into clothing.
  • Stuffing materials can be anything handy. You can use traditional straw, crumpled newspapers or even dry leaves.
  • Heads can also be made from a variety of materials. A pumpkin, paper plate, stuffed old pillowcases – many ideas available on the web!

If you’d like to take part in this exciting project please put your name down on the list at the back of the church, or contact Pauline (details below) and bring the completed scarecrow into the church on Friday 27 September between 10 am and 12 noon for displaying in the church over the weekend.  Closing date for entries will be Sunday 22 September.

We also welcome home produce for displaying with your creations and to display in the church.

The church will be open to the public on Saturday 28 September and Sunday 29 September, between 2 pm and 4 pm for tea and cake and to enjoy the Harvest Flowers, Produce and Scarecrows.

Please collect your scarecrows on Tuesday 1 October between 10.30  am and 12 noon or by arrangement with those listed below.

If you have any queries please contact Pauline Blythe (Tel 425863), Chris Hayler, Celia Walton or Catherine Harvey.


Disclaimer:  We cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to the Scarecrows.