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A message from the Festival Co-ordinators
I am delighted, yet again, to have been asked to coordinate Patronal Festival 2020. This year, our proposed Theme is, perhaps unsurprisingly, “2020 Vision”, as we celebrate not only those wonderful people who assist us with our sight but also as we develop our Vision of an Earth as we would wish to see it. We hope that the Festival, through its Events, will reflect these, especially the wonderful Flower Displays which have been enjoyed for almost 60 years!
We had, of course, planned for the Festival to run from June 23rd to 29th but the coronavirus pandemic has enforced changes and the Events planned are being developed in line with Government restrictions but somethings will happen! The Events are currently planned to run from Tuesday September 8th, with the now traditional Joint Concert with Becket Keys School, through to the Praise in the Flowers on harvest Festival Sunday evening September 13th.
The main Patronal Festival Weekend is from Friday September 11th to Sunday 13th. Please ensure that you are not going away that weekend, especially if you have connections with South Weald!! Please watch this space
Do look carefully at the rest of the web site, which tells you what you can see, how to get tickets and, if you can manage ½ hour or so – how you can help. We rely heavily on our volunteers, young and old.
My repeated thanks must go to the Festival Committee and to the individual Events Coordinators who do such a wonderful job every year. It was a record year in 2019, raising almost £28,000 for the joint benefit of the School and the Church – can we beat that?
Festival Coordinator 2020
Main Weekend 11th – 13th September
Includes Teddy Bears Picnic, Golf Day, Fun Run, Festival BBQ & Harvest Festival Service