A taste of the traditional garden fete at King’s Lynn church

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Nostalgia, they say, isn’t what it used to be. But on Saturday, June 21, there is an opportunity to wallow in a little of how life used to be with a visit to St Faith’s Church, Gaywood, summer Grand Garden Fete.

Weather permitting, the fete will be staged in the extensive leafy surroundings of Gaywood Rectory gardens where organisers will re-create the traditional English garden fete going back to the days when it was an integral part of English church and village life.

Stalls will be set up offering fete-goers a wide selection of inexpensive goods, including plants, books,toys and the ever-popular white elephant stall,

The home-made cake and preserves stall is always popular so get there early to snap up a tasty sweet treat.

There will also be a selection of games of chance stalls, including tombola and the opportunity to win a really good prize in the grand raffle.

St Faith’s at Gaywood is where Anglicans and Methodists worship and enjoy social activities together.

Gaywood Rector Canon Beryl Wood and Methodist Minister the Rev Andrew Maguire said: “It is our annual summer event and people just love to come along and meet up with old friends.

“There is always a lovely, family atmosphere and visitors have the chance to pick up a few bargains and enjoy afternoon tea in the garden.”

The fete starts at 2pm. If the weather is wet or too cold, it will be held in 
Gaywood Church Rooms, next to the church on 
Gayton Road.