Bishop drops in to open Swaffham church fete

SWAFFHAM CHURCH FETE
Spot the dog's name - The Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick, the Bishop of Lynn, tries to guess the name of the dog on the Rev John Handley's stall ANL-160621-115851001
SWAFFHAM CHURCH FETE Spot the dog's name - The Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick, the Bishop of Lynn, tries to guess the name of the dog on the Rev John Handley's stall ANL-160621-115851001
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The Bishop of Lynn dropped in to open Swaffham parish church’s annual fete the vicarage gardens on Saturday.

The Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick did the honours in the absence of the rector, Rev Tim Lawes, who has recently returned to Sweden.

SWAFFHAM CHURCH FETE
Have I won?   Biddy Baxter (right) tries her luck on the raffle stall run by Sheila Fowler ANL-160621-115839001

SWAFFHAM CHURCH FETE Have I won? Biddy Baxter (right) tries her luck on the raffle stall run by Sheila Fowler ANL-160621-115839001

As showers threatened he surveyed a good crowd and said, “I’m valiantly continuing despite the weather.

“The fete is part of the fabric of life and this is an example of the fortitude of Norfolk country folk.”

“The event was organised by the Parochial Church Council and a keen band of helpers,” said church warden, Ralph Clarke.

“It’s our fourth annual event in the vicarage gardens.”

The day itself was run by Shelagh Langbridge, Mike Stenning and Sheila Fowler, the church’s second church warden. Around 30 parishioners were involved.

Many of the traditional fete sideshows were there to entice customers including Spin the Arrow, Beat the clock and Splat the Rat plus a raffle, cake stall and a tombola.