Hartlepool church hosts space odyssey-themed garden party

Children from St Luke's Church ahead of the Space Oddity Garden Party this weekend.
Children from St Luke's Church ahead of the Space Oddity Garden Party this weekend.

A church congregation has organised its annual garden party - this year with a ‘space’ theme.

St Luke’s Church, in Tunstall Avenue, Hartlepool, is holding the Space Odyssey Garden Party this Saturday, on July 11, from 2pm until 4pm.

Organisers say it will be a great fun filled event for all ages, as well as being a good value family afternoon out at only 20p entry each.

There will be lots of activities including games, face painting, a bouncy castle, and space hopper races with prizes to be won.

Hartlepool Silver Band will be performing some of their greatest hits, and there will be delicious strawberry teas to enjoy, as well as cakes, books, plants and bric-a-brac stalls to browse.

Those who like a flutter can take their chance on a tombola, and toy tombola.

Budding astronomers can also have the rare chance to see the sunspots on the sun projected from a telescope.

Pauline Shaw, one of the organisers of the event said: “It will be great fun and we’d urge as many people as possible to come along.

“There is something for all the family and is a great way to spend some time together.

“It only costs 20p in, but once you’ve paid your 20p to get in, they’re are a lot of things that are free as well.

“There is a space hopper race for the children which is free, and there is a space trail, which is also free.

“The trail will be held around the grounds where various pictures of planets will be hidden, and the participants have to write down where they found them.

“That is free as well.”
She added: “Hartlepool Silver Band are also playing and they are usually a big hit.

“And hopefully the sun will be shining telescope because obviously you wont be able to see any spots on the sun if it is covered in dark grey clouds!”

Pauline reassured families that even if the weather is bad then the stalls and as many activities as possible will simply be moved into the church. She said: “The show still goes on whether the weather is nice or not.”

For further details ring (01429) 298475.