Nature’s Bounty

If Forest Church, Manchester is about anything, it is about reconnecting us with the bountiful goodness of creation. Even in our city hedgerows and shrubland nature provides food to eat.

A few weeks ago, Angie took Clare and myself on a walk around Monton and Worsley Woods where we gathered lashings of wild garlic which made a rather wonderful garlic sauce. The wild garlic will be past its best by June 3rd, but we are promised lots of other herbs and edibles.

We’ll organise some all-age activities as well as the foraging, so children will be very welcome. There is also a lovely playground in the woods.

We will, of course, also construct some liturgy to weave through our walk.

We’ll gather at 10am on June 3rd (Sunday again) at the car park at Duke’s Drive which is opposite the Waterside Pub on Parrins Lane. I can’t find a SatNav postcode for the car park itself but M30 8AN is the pub opposite!

Some folk have asked about public transport and this month that could work. Duke’s Drive is about about half a mile from Patricroft station. There are hourly trains from Victoria station.

If you do have any questions, feel free to post them here or on the Forest Church, Manchester Facebook Page


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  1. In terms of food, this time, we hope to gather food/ herbs to eat, but we won’t really know what we’ll find until we get there. Can I suggest that you DON’T count on our foraging to provide your main meal of the day! We will cook and eat what we find, but do bring some food to share as well!

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