Christmas Fayre

Westburn’s Early Chrisms Fayre was held on Saturday 24th September and was a resounding success as can be seen by the photographs below.



Much to the amusement of some passengers from the visiting cruise ship, Westburn Parish Church held an ‘Early-bird’ Christmas Fayre on Saturday, 24th September, 2016.



dsc_0007-largeAlthough the weather was bordering on horrendous (we really had not wanted Christmas weather!)  lots of people ventured out to work and to support the event.dsc_0005-large

The Stedfast Silver Band entertained for the first 90 mins with an excellent collection of Christmas and other tunes – although there was some dancing being done by a certain Session Clerk and Probationer that may not have been up to the same standard.



dsc_0013-largeWith stalls including Christmas craft goods, home baking, sweet stall, soft toys, gifts and toys, children’s bottle stall, as well as Children in Poverty: Inverclyde, Starter Packs: Inverclyde  and CrossReach there was plenty to peruse and buy.
dsc_0004-largedsc_0020-largeThe Boys’ Brigade done well selling burgers from the barbecue and holding the gazebo down at the same time due to the high winds, whilst the Scouting Assoc. ran a children’s fun zone in the Youth Hall. The Guiding groups and Girl’s Brigade also ran stalls, although they enjoyed the warmth inside the main halls. It was great to have the involvement and support of these groups.



dsc_0006-largedsc_0009-largeThe tea room seemed to have a real friendly buzz about it, with the kitchen folk being kept busy providing soups, coffee and teas, and of course, mince pies and home baking.

Overall the event was a great success with over £2k being made for the church funds, and approximately a further £500 made between the ‘outside’ charities.


dsc_0012-largedsc_0014A huge thanks to everyone involved whether by working on set-up, on the day, by giving donations, making crafts, baking, coming along to buy. Without everyone being involved the event would not have been the enjoyable success it was.