We are looking forward to seeing you at our annual church fete!
To open the fete pupils from St. Mary’s School will perform country dancing. For children there is a host of activities in the rectory garden, including a princess lucky dip, face painting, a children’s craft tent, a toy tombola, a bouncy castle 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. Back by popular demand will be the tug of war game. Make sure to register your team well in advance for a chance to win the second 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 and we will be serving tea and a tasty selection of cakes 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”, beautifully handcrafted and creative stationery, or win a bottle, or one of our great prizes on the tombola or raffle.
In the church enjoy a rendition of Handel’s songs and arias by professional soprano Madalina Tudorian accompanied on the piano by Roger Bowley.
Aside from being a great day out for all ages, a key aim of the day is to raise money for the church as well as local and international charities. Proceeds will be split between the following deserving charities:
St. Mary’s Church Roof Fund
We are continuing to raise money to pay for the new roof on the main and north transept which has recently been installed.
People NOT Borders
A local charity that runs appeals for second-hand and new items needed by refugees.
GO MAD (GO Make A Difference)
A Christian charity working with local community leaders on the north coast of the Dominican Republic providing healthcare and education.