Christmas fair and yule log competition

S08541H14 St Mary de Haura Church. St Mary's Hall is to the right, just out of shot
S08541H14 St Mary de Haura Church. St Mary's Hall is to the right, just out of shot

ST MARY de Haura Church’s Christmas fair on Saturday will be a day for people of all ages.

The fair takes place at St Mary’s Hall, East Street, from 10.30am until late afternoon, and will be opened by East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton.

Churchwarden Ian Tompkin said: “There will be much for all within the town, a great community and town event.

“There will be many stalls, St Mary’s Handbell Ringers will be playing, Father Christmas, refreshments and lunches will be served. Something for all ages and all people.”

One special attraction will be the St Mary’s Yule Log Competition, with entries judged by Mr Loughton.

Mr Tompkin said: “We have already asked people of all ages to use their various talents, like baking, sewing, painting, woodwork, artistic collage, knitting, crochet.”

Proceeds from the Christmas Fair will go towards the running costs of the transitional Norman church, in the heart of the Town.

Mr Tompkin said: “In addition to the extensive ongoing restoration costs, we have to ensure that the running costs are met in full. It costs over £1,000 per week to run St Mary’s Church, with no Government or external funding of any kind.”