A very big thank you to all those who helped to make our Celebration of Rushbearing a special day for our community. Although we were not allowed to hold the traditional Rushbearing procession, service, tea and sports due to covid restrictions, we did hold a socially distanced Celebration of Rushbearing in and around the church, with the main Church Bearings decorated and on display, along with lots of smaller bearings which were beautifully decorated by years 5&6 Ambleside Primary school children. Holly Gough, the school cook, made us some lovely gingerbread and Burneside Brass band came to play for us. There was also a display of Rushbearing photographs through the years. At 3pm, the bearings were carried outside, we sang the Rushbearing Hymn accompanied by the band and the bearings were held aloft. A lovely day, despite the weather, and we kept the spirit of Rushbearing alive!
We look forward to holding a proper Rushbearing next year – Saturday 2nd July 2022.