This year's fete will be opened by our local EastEnders star Ben Champniss and pupils from St. Mary’s School will perform a maypole dance.
There will be a host of activities for children in the Rectory garden including a princess lucky dip, face painting, the children’s craft tent, pets corner, a toy tombola, bouncy castles and ice creams.
On the school field you will find the ever popular coconut shy, have a go at “Soak the Rector”, try your skill at putting a golf ball, or see how far you can throw a welly.
New this year will be a tug of war game. Make sure to register your team well in advance for a chance to win the first St. Mary’s Summer Fete Tug of War Cup.
Try our burgers fresh from the BBQ and enjoy them with a glass of beer or Pimms. Tea and a tasty selection of cakes will be served in the Parish Rooms.
Listen to the Hemel Brass Band whilst you browse through the stalls on the playground: books, gifts & toiletries, plants and flower arrangements, cakes, nearly new items, grab a bag or win a bottle, or one of our great prizes on the tombola or raffle.
In the church we will host Puzzlefest – come along to look at a fantastic and amazing display of puzzles which are ready to buy whilst you listen to organ recitals and beautiful songs by Madalena Tudorian accompanied on the piano by Roger Bowley.
We are very excited that Shrimpy from EastEnders has agreed to put on a performance whilst the brass band is having a break.
Come and enjoy a fun-packed afternoon and support the church as well as local and international charities.
The money raised will be split between the following deserving charities:
St. Mary’s Church Roof Fund We are continuing to raise money, which will help towards the replacement of the leaking church roof
The Swan Youth Project Providing a range of opportunities for young people in Berkhamsted
Northchurch United Charities
Phakamisa A South African outreach project supporting adults and children who are living with HIV/AIDS