Forthcoming Services and Events

SALWARPE FETE – Saturday 10 AUGUST 2019 from 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Admission £2 for adults, children free and ample free parking

PLEA FOR HELP: Many of you will have heard our pleas for help at the Salwarpe Fete, but here are some more details for you and if you haven’t already offered, we hope that there is something you will consider doing. This is a large community event organised by church members so please give of your time and talents to make it a success. Many hands make light work!

Raffle tickets are now available, please do consider selling some as there are many lovely prizes on offer.

DONATIONS OF YOUR UNWANTED GOODS: We would appreciate donations of bric-a-brac, clean Nearly New clothes in good condition, bed linen, towels, shoes etc., books (please no encyclopaedia or reference books), toys, jewellery, handbags and other accessories, bottles for the Bottle Tombola (which do not have to be alcoholic) and unwanted gifts for the Gift Tombola. We regret that we are unable to accept electrical goods. If anyone has clothes rails, which you would either loan or donate to the fete, or unwanted coat hangers, please get in touch.

You can of course deliver your own goods to the Salwarpe Village Hall, which will be open from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday 6 August, Wednesday 7 August and Thursday 8 August. On Friday 9 August the Village Hall will be open from 9am until 7pm.

TEAS: As usual Salwarpe WI ladies and helpers will provide their wonderful afternoon teas in the Village Hall, with delicious home-made cakes. We will also have our usual cider tent, barbeque and soft drinks stalls - not forgetting Churchfields ice cream, made on the farm.

CLASSIC CARS AND OTHER INTERESTING VEHICLES: If you or a friend have an interesting vehicle which you would like to display on the Village Hall car park during the afternoon, please contact John Hughes - Tel: 01905 456442 or e-mail:  johnhhughes@btinternet.com.  The vehicles are all supervised during the afternoon.

SALWARPE CHURCH: Remember to visit the church and admire the wonderful building, contents and also the flower and quilt displays.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS: We have a bouncy castle and slide for the younger children. There will also be an inflatable assault course which can be enjoyed by older children and adults too!

SILENT AUCTION: Items for this auction will be much appreciated. Good quality and new items raise more money this way and provide competition for the bidders!


On the Sunday after Salwarpe Fete there will be a Songs of Praise thanksgiving service at 5.00pm, when we can join in worship and celebration with those involved in the running of our annual Fete. All are welcome to come and be joyful and to stay for some light refreshments afterwards.

SALWARPE FETE (continued)

TRADITIONAL GAMES We have traditional and more modern games to entertain including Smash a Plate, Hook a Duck, Name the Bear - and the rest you will just have to come to the fete to find out!

CAKE AND PRODUCE STALL: One of our most popular stalls is the Cake Stall and it is usually the stall to sell out first. We would be very pleased to hear from anyone who is willing to bake for the stall. Please make sure that cakes are covered and clearly labelled, for example, what type, and whether gluten or nut free or not. We would be pleased to receive any home-made cakes which can be delivered to the stall on the Saturday morning. We would also appreciate any home-grown produce and home-made jams and chutneys.

CLEARING THE FIELD - MONDAY 5 AUGUST: We could do with help please to clear the field of cowpats from 6.30pm. Please come along with a spade and, if possible, a wheelbarrow!

HELP NEEDED: We need help all day on Friday 9 August to put up tables in the marquee, erect gazebos, roping of areas etc.  Goods will need to be sorted in the Village Hall ready to be transferred to the stalls on Saturday morning. On Saturday 10 August (Fete Day) we need lots of help to move everything from the hall to the marquee on Saturday morning from 9am onwards. If you have a large vehicle, a trailer or a van, that would be a great help. Stallholders need to be present to supervise the move of their own goods please. The hall must be cleared by 11am to enable the WI and church ladies to lay up tables for their homemade teas, served there in the afternoon.

Finally, please could we ask for lots of help at the end of the afternoon with tidying the field after the fete and the following day, Sunday 11 August, ready to return it to our kind hosts – Churchfields Farm.

For further information please contact:                    

Salwarpe Fete - telephone 01905 691970 (please leave a message) or email:                           salwarpe_fete@outlook.com.