Church a key part of the community

One of the many stalls at Seaton Carew Methodist Church Summer Fair.
One of the many stalls at Seaton Carew Methodist Church Summer Fair.

SEATON Carew Methodist Church enjoyed a boost to the coffers when its summer fair raised hundreds of pounds.

The church welcomed members of the community for the annual event when parishioners set up stalls and laid on refreshments including delicious cream teas.

Organisers say numbers were down a little on previous years as many people were out enjoying the glorious weather.

But the day raised a total of £375 towards the upkeep and general running costs of the church.

Stalls sold everything from books and cakes to plants and bric-a-brac.

Youngsters could also try their hand at a number of games including Hook a Duck and trying to knock footballs of stands in a new twist on the traditional coconut shy.

Pat Minto, who helped organise the fair, said: “It was good, we had a nice day for it and we did really well considering everything.”

If you did not make it to the fair the church runs two regular events where everyone will get a warm welcome.

Members and non-members are invited to drop in every Tuesday morning for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat among friends.

It takes place from 10am to noon and is free but a small donation would be welcome.

Entry is via the church entrance on Station Lane.

And people can enjoy a social night every other Friday throughout the summer in the church hall on Farndale Road.

The are held from 7pm to 9pm and include supper, a raffle, beetle drive and quiz.

Pat added: “It is just something where people can come for a bite to eat and a chat.”

Entry is just £2 and the next will be on Friday, August 2.