Come and enjoy St Mary’s church bells ring out at 12 noon on Saturday 1 October to launch A Day for All 2022! Then, around 12.30pm watch with fascination as Ewell St Mary’s Morris Men dance steps developed since the 15th century, wearing bell pads on their shins and wielding their sticks. Later you can choose to learn about the history of Nonsuch Palace and/or to wonder at the workings of a beehive in two illustrated talks.
Children (and adults!) can enjoy petting two Jubilee Shetland ponies; cuddling rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals; making a Jubilee stained glass window or following the Mouse Trail.
You can bring along your dog for training in the churchyard. We’re hoping as well to organise a fun dog show and musical sits. Dogs will be welcome in church but remain the responsibility of their owner at all times.
There’s much more, including the familiar favourites of the Photograph Competition (categories ‘12 years and under’ and ‘13 years and above’), Swop Shop, the Prayer Corner (in church), the Prayer Walk (in the churchyard), a (free) bread and soup lunch, teatime cake and a drink and refreshments through the day. We celebrate the day with a short service at 5pm.
Everything is free! Simply come along and enjoy the fun.
PS Another favourite is the fish and chip supper at 5.30pm. Details of the price and how to order will be in next month’s EPN and on our church website.
PPS Don’t forget to start taking your photos! Possible topics might be dogs, horses, castles, crowns, trees, flowers, airplanes. Use your imagination to think of something with a link to ‘Jubilee’, whether relating to Her Majesty the Queen or to the Biblical idea of freedom and justice for all.