Power Of Three - The Directory Group

Power of three

The Hayling community came together to enjoy a whole host of entertainment at the hugely popular Three Churches Fete.

The traditional church fete is run by volunteers from members of the congregation, and representatives from organisations on Hayling Island manned their own stalls.

Hayling Park was transformed into a busy arena with more than 40 stalls and foods outlets set up for the hundreds of visitors.

This year’s event raised a staggering £12,170, which will be shared between the island’s three Anglican churches. It will go towards a new roof for St Andrew’s, upgraded heating for St Peter’s and to general running expenses of St Mary’s.

Besides the usual church volunteer-manned stalls selling everything from cakes to games, hot dogs to tea and cake, a number of Island charities and organisations were represented. The classic cars display made its first appearance, and there were also representatives from Havant Neighbourhood Watch, Cycle Hayling, Traidcraft, Langstone Cutter Gigs, First Responders, Hayling Volunteers and the Community Support Police.


Priest-in-charge for all three Anglican churches, The Revd Dr Jenny Gaffin, said: “It was a great day and I want to thank everyone who came and supported the event.”

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