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Plough Sunday held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral to mark start of the agricultural year




A traditional celebration of the start of the agricultural year was held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Sunday.

A plough and tractor were blessed in the cathedral garth, in Bury St Edmunds, to mark Plough Sunday.

The blessing took place following the afternoon choral evensong service, when prayers were said by agricultural chaplain Canon Sally Fogden.

A plough and tractor were supplied through the Euston Estate
A plough and tractor were supplied through the Euston Estate

Canon Philip Banks, cathedral precentor, said: "It is a tradition to use this Sunday to give thanks for this important part of Suffolk’s economy and the people who work in all weathers to bring food to our tables."

The farming equipment is owned by the Duke of Grafton and was supplied through Andrew Blenkiron, director of the Euston Estate and vice-chairman of Suffolk NFU.

NFU representatives and members of the farming community were also invited to the service.

- For full report and more pictures, see Friday's Bury Free Press



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