I know some of my fellow clergy, jaundiced by singing songs about cabbages green at too many school assemblies, don't care for Harvest too much. If I was in an urban parish, I might feel the same. But we shouldn't rush to spurn something which helps us to speak when people want to listen.
I wonder what the new equivalent of Harvest festival might be? What would capture the hearts and minds of the emerging generations of Britons, and prompt them to give thanks to the God who made them?