A lot to sing and dance about at successful church fayre in March

Summer Fete for Catholic Church in St Johns Road March. Back Two singers, Paul Hayward and Sally Ros

Summer Fete for Catholic Church in St Johns Road March. Back Two singers, Paul Hayward and Sally Rose. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Fun and sunshine came to town when a church held its popular annual summer fete.

Music, games, singing and refreshments were part of the entertainment on offer to help raise funds for the recent restoration on the church hall at Our Lady of Good Counsel in St John’s road.

The day included entertainment from popular duo Back Two, a barbecue and a range of home baked goodies.

Parish Priest, Fr Paul Maddison, said the fete coincided with an opportunity for the community to go along and see the modern new hall now available to be booked by community groups and for parties.

He said: “As a parish we are delighted that the hall is shortly to be back in use and that we will have a modern, warm and inviting space for use not only by ourselves but by the wider community.


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“The job has been far from straight forward with a very limited site and a number of unforeseen issues.”

Redesigned by local architect Ted Brand, the hall now features a modern fully equipped kitchen, meeting rooms, toilets, office space and a fully upgraded large hall.

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It is fully accessible and connects directly with the church.

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