In 1913 the Church held a Garden Party on the lawns of the Vicarage in Heads Lane.
This event carried on until 1963 when it was decided that all the stalls would be
moved into the village square and the Church Garden Party became the Village Fayre.
Over the years the Fayre has grown in size and stature extending into the adjoining
playing field which offers a host of entertainment and amusements which can be enjoyed
by the very young as well as the not so very young.
Music is provided by Deepcar Brass Band and we have an Organ Grinder to add to the
atmosphere. The stalls in the square boast gaily coloured canopies or gazebos under
the bunting which stretches all around the village. Peace and quiet can be found
away from the crowds in St. Mary's Church where there are art and archaeological
displays as well as a slide show, or you can just sit and listen to the organ playing.
Refreshments are in the Village Hall where cakes are served which will tempt even
the strictest of dieters.
1979 was Centenary year for the Church so it was decided that everyone would dress
in Victorian costume. This has been carried on each year and has now become a traditional
part of the Fayre.
All the money raised goes to Church funds with the exception of 10% which is donated
to charity. The Fayre is supported by many local businesses and it is without a doubt
their generosity which contributes to its success. We hope for the continued success
of our Village Fayre for many years to come.