King’s Lynn Minster fete hailed as best yet

King's Lynn Minster Summer Fete, opened by the Borough Mayor cllr David Whitby) 
 In the picture Borough Mayor and Mayoress David and Linda Whitby on the memorabilia stall owned by Jim Taylor (left), also in pic Canon Chris Ivory (centre) ANL-160108-071845009
King's Lynn Minster Summer Fete, opened by the Borough Mayor cllr David Whitby) In the picture Borough Mayor and Mayoress David and Linda Whitby on the memorabilia stall owned by Jim Taylor (left), also in pic Canon Chris Ivory (centre) ANL-160108-071845009
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The annual summer fete at King’s Lynn Minster has been hailed a huge success after raising a bumper £2,000 for church funds.

One of the church fundraisers, Peter Johnson, said the family event on Saturday was without doubt its biggest and best summer fete to date.

King's Lynn Minster Summer Fete, opened by the Borough Mayor cllr David Whitby) 
Church member Christopher Hayward with the Raffle Bottle Stall ANL-160108-071946009

King's Lynn Minster Summer Fete, opened by the Borough Mayor cllr David Whitby) Church member Christopher Hayward with the Raffle Bottle Stall ANL-160108-071946009

He said: “It was absolutely fantastic and we’d like to thank everyone who supported us and those who came along on the day. Also to everyone who helped us, every single volunteer was a hero.

“We’d also like to thank Andy Tyler for describing the fete as ‘the place to be’ in last Friday’s Lynn News, and it certainly was.”

Officially opened by borough mayor, David Whitby, visitors to the fete enjoyed tours of the church towers, with amazing views of the town, as well as traditional games, stalls, a raffle and refreshments.

Next Saturday, August 13, the Minster will be welcoming people and their animals for a special Pets Service at 3pm.

King's Lynn Minster Summer Fete, opened by the Borough Mayor cllr David Whitby) 
With the Bric-a-brac stall are The Rev Laura Baker (KL Minster Curate) and Church Member Pam Swinburn ANL-160108-072001009

King's Lynn Minster Summer Fete, opened by the Borough Mayor cllr David Whitby) With the Bric-a-brac stall are The Rev Laura Baker (KL Minster Curate) and Church Member Pam Swinburn ANL-160108-072001009

There will be a short service by church curate, Rev Laura Baker, with a blessing of the pets at the end. Children are welcome to take a favourite soft toy if they don’t have a pet.