St. Mary's Special Events
From time to time we hold special events in St. Mary's Church. Among them are: The Flower Festival and Fete; Concerts and other special services such as Healing and Blessing; Candlelit Carol Service at Christmas, Songs of Praise at Easter. Other events organised by the Church include: A Lent Course; Young People's Easter and Harvest Workshops, and a Harvest Supper.
Garden Fete 2017
The St Mary's Garden Fete was held on Saturday 22nd July and what a fab day it turned out to be especially as we had been threatened with light rain but all prayers were answered and it turned out to be breezy but bright.
It was indeed a lovely atmosphere and the brass and jazz bands entertained along with an extra treat from Simon Dundas and friend to round off the afternoon.
View from Aumbey Garden towards Church Visitors enjoying the Fete
Many thanks must go to our stalwart stall holders and helpers who work hard before and on the day to make such a wonderful afternoon. We were very pleased to welcome some new craft stalls who all wish to come to our Christmas Market on the 25th November.
Our thanks go to the very community minded Bruderhof Community and to the Eastry Primary school who lent us tables and gazebos for the day, the many businesses who donated prizes and our lovely scout group who helped on the day and to wrap the Fete up.
We were so pleased to have the company of our regular attendees and the many new people coming to join in the fun and help us to raise a fabulous £3500 for the upkeep of our beautiful Church and the causes it supports - without you we would not exist. Thank you all.
On behalf of the Events Team:
Rev David Ridley, Dr Alastair Carnegie, Liz Kinns and Larry Wheatley