Annual Bacon Buttie Festival at St Peter’s Church sizzles up a storm in the sun

The Bacon Butty Festival at St Peter's Church - Julian Shepherd. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The Bacon Butty Festival at St Peter's Church - Julian Shepherd. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

A March church cooked up a storm on Saturday as one thousand rashers of bacon sizzled in the sun for the annual Bacon Buttie Festival.

The Bacon Butty Festival at St Peter's Church - Julian Shepherd. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The Bacon Butty Festival at St Peter's Church - Julian Shepherd. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Hungry residents gathered at St Peter’s Church to try a variety of sandwich combinations – including the Church Warden Chilli Challenge - which tempted the taste buds of four brave foodies.

Paul Roberts, who organises the event, said: “We cooked 350 sandwiches to order and we had more than 300 people turn up to grab a bacon sandwich.

“It was really successful and we had a great effort from everyone involved in the kitchen and serving.

“More than £1,000 was raised and it will go towards the church.”

The Bacon Butty Festival at St Peter's Church - Julian Shepherd. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The Bacon Butty Festival at St Peter's Church - Julian Shepherd. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

But it wasn’t just about the food – there was a book and cake stall, bric a brac and refreshments, but it was the bacon freshly barbecued over charcoal that morning that stole the show.

It was the eighth year that the festival had pulled in the crowds, with more events lined up at the church later this year.

The Bacon Butty Festival at St Peter's Church - Julian Shepherd. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The Bacon Butty Festival at St Peter's Church - Julian Shepherd. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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