This coming Bank Holiday Monday (27th May) sees the return of our Annual Nayland Church Fete on the Recreation Ground behind the Village Hall (CO6 4JH) .
There is so much going on this year that we have extended the opening times from 1pm to 4pm just so that you have the chance to see and do everything!
In addition to the Classic Car Display, the £150 Top Prize Raffle, the ever popular Children’s and Adult’s Sports and Tug-O-War, NEW THIS YEAR we are introducing “Have a Go Archery” with White Dragon Archery, that is on top of all of the stalls listed below!
Glass and China
Kitchen and Picnic
Pictures & Soft Furnishings
Bric a Brac
Jewellery & Handbags
Good Condition Ladies Clothes
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REFRESHMENT
Cakes and biscuits
Strawberries and Cream Teas
Hot Dogs & Burgers
Last year over £14,000 was raised again which was used towards the improvements to St James’ Church, providing a new servery and accessible bathroom. More work is planned in the coming years to make the church an accessible asset for the whole community.
Adults – £3
Concessions – £2
Children – Free
Ample Free Parking (follow local signs)
We look forward to seeing you all there – but thank you in advance to everyone, visitors, sponsors, volunteers who make this event happen.
What a difference it makes when the Bank Holiday weather is not only dry but fantastically warm!
The good weather certainly brought out the crowds in the morning for Stoke by Nayland’s bi-annual Spring Fair, where people enjoyed climbing St Mary’s tower to admire the views, watch the kites being flown, purchased, ice creams, beer and crafts, as well as watching a wonderful demonstration of May Pole Dancing by the pupils of Stoke by Nayland Church of England Primary School…. even the vicar joined in!
Then in the afternoon, many went down the hill to join in all the traditional fun and games at Nayland Church Fete. The children (and a few adults) got into the swing of things with the sack race, egg and spoon race, three legged races, and the fiercely fought sprints – followed with more ice creams (and for the adults at least a chance to drink the Pimms tent dry not once but twice!)
In what seems to be turning into an annual occurrence The Revd Mark Woodrow once again volunteered to have wet sponges thrown at him (although we suspect that this might have just been a ploy to cool down!)
All in all it was the most wonderful day, raising much needed funds for St Mary’s Church in Stoke-by-Nayland, St James’ Church in Nayland and St Mary’s Church in Wissington.
Can we say a massive thank you to all the Committee members and Volunteers who made both events such a success, and for all of our Parishioners, Visitors and Friends for once again supporting these events.