Fete, which took place on Saturday 16 June, was once
more an enjoyable community event for all the family
comprising a rich variety of stalls, activities and
competitions, music-making and refreshments. This year
the weather was not on our side. The rain held off –
just – though high winds meant that certain stalls were
transferred to the Parish Centre. Fear that the
children’s bouncy castle might take off led to it being
set up in the nave of the church.
Whilst the Fete is an eagerly anticipated fundraising
initiative, raising several thousand pounds for church
greatest value lies in the opportunity of meeting
and interacting with the wider community, many of whom
who would not otherwise come to
St Matthew’s. Our aim is to send people home happy for
having been with us, a prize beyond price.