All set for Easter

RESTORATION: Father Paul Allinson, middle Diane Barton Deputy Church Warden, Megan Moore choir singer, launch restoration appeal at Holy Trinity Church.
RESTORATION: Father Paul Allinson, middle Diane Barton Deputy Church Warden, Megan Moore choir singer, launch restoration appeal at Holy Trinity Church.

CHURCH-GOERS are hoping the sun will shine on them for one of their biggest events of the year.

Holy Trinity Church, in Seaton Carew, is inviting people to join them for its Easter fair.

It takes place tomorrow morning in the parish centre and will feature a variety of seasonal stalls and competitions for adults and children.

There will be prizes up for grabs for children who are being invited to enter egg pasting and happy Easter picture competitions.

And adults are invited to showcase their artistic skills by taking along their best Easter bonnets for judging.

All proceeds from the day will go towards the ongoing upkeep and running of the church in Crawford Street.

Church publicity officer Sarah Barton said: “Everything is organised and we are looking forward to a good day.

“It is quite a big event. We are doing it to raise money for church funds. The church has various appeals for different things like the restoration, but it also has to pay what is called a parish share towards paying for vicars and bishops, so it is important to keep on top of church funds.”

Fundraisers for the Wing and a Prayer restoration appeal are due to hold a stall to boost the ongoing campaign.

There will also be numerous bric-a-brac and cake stalls, raffles, and children’s crafts activities.

Organisers are hoping for a return of the sunny spring weather after the wintry conditions of this week.

Sarah added: “I’m hoping its going to be nice and we are keeping our fingers crossed from nice weather.

“I’m sure people will turn up no matter what the weather.”

The fair runs from 10am to noon and admission, including refreshments, is 50p.