Sunday, 21 October 2018

Snowdrop festival is finally on

MORE than 1,300 people visited St Botolph’s Church in Sywncombe at the weekend for the annual snowdrop teas festival.

The event had been due to take place on both the previous weekends but was postponed due to the rain.

The traditional blessing of the snowdrops was carried out by the Rev Lucy Austin on Saturday while the rector, the Rev Christopher Evans, performed it on Sunday.

On Saturday, visitors made the most of the sunny weather as about 800 cups of tea and hundreds of cakes were sold. A second-hand book stall was open inside the church on both days.

The event raised £2,250, which will go towards the upkeep of the church, together with £500 raised when the church opened for half a day on Sunday, February 16 and parishioner Felicity Bazell sold home-made cakes.

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