summer community event drew a lot of people eager to
enjoy the various games, stalls and attractions. In the
church was ‘Pop Goes the Organ’ – sponsored popular
songs played on the organ – while in the parish centre
there were afternoon teas and a chance to sit and rest
out of the sun. The main event took place out on the
church green, with a display of Irish dancing, classic
cars, model boats, NSB band, a saxophone busker,
magician, bouncy castle, sponsored wet-sponge stocks,
and plenty of opportunity to spend pocket money on the
various games for the children and hard-earned cash on
the stalls for the adults. The afternoon culminated in
the Raffle with its vast array of prizes, and to finish
off, a communal tug of war.
Whilst one of our major fund-raising events for the
church, for St Matthew’s folk it was, as always, a
wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with the families
and individuals that came along, some of whom might not
normally come to the church itself.
Please find below a selection of photos.