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.
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.