Community 'Countdown to Christmas' Event 2019

What a wonderful day it was!

Over 350 people came along to enjoy the community event on 16th November.

It was a lovely atmosphere and the stalls were busy all afternoon. Santa was busy with lots of little people queuing to see him and so many people stayed to enjoy lunch together.

It is always such a lovely day which brings our community together and kick starts the Christmas festivities!

Details of the money raised for the Parish and for the various charities will be known very soon.

Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who came to support the day.

The Giving Machine - raise funds while you shop!

You can now find St Augustine of Canterbury, Downend on TheGivingMachinea great fundraising site that lets you raise donations for our parish whenever you shop online.

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