This year’s Summer Fair

All of my kids have always loved the Summer Fair, especially the chance to buy or win anything, such as acquiring a jar full of sweets when their parents aren’t looking!  It’s also our chance to show the wider community what being part of St John’s and St Mary’s is all about and importantly, to raise some funds for the church.


For my part, over the last few years I have been in charge of the raffle; believe it or not this process starts in late February as getting the prizes takes time. So far this year people have very generously donated goodies such as wine, toys and other luxury gifts but with a few weeks to go we still hope to get a few more.

I have once helped to organise the Summer Fair itself and know how much hard work it takes Rachel and her team to bring everything together and make the day so successful. It is great to see everyone pull together to help out.

This year we have Gary Street opening the Fair, who was the England Woman’s Rugby Coach. Gary will also be running a Didi rugby session at 12.30pm for children between the ages of 18 months to 6 years. We also have a dog show and some amazing stalls lined up to guarantee fun for all the family, no matter what age.

We like to include everyone in helping in the Summer Fair, no matter how small your part in running, donating prizes/ books etc  and helping on the day. As a collective, it’s what makes the St. John’s Summer Fair such a special day…

So please if you can help to make this a very special day – we would love to hear from you!

Jonathan Palmer