Our second Open Weekend of 2015 brought in many interested visitors to see our beautiful church and find out more about us as a church family.
There was a popular bottle stall, plus cake stall, book stall, bric-a-brac, Christmas gifts stall and children's activities, as well as a bellringers display and Heene Parish history display.
On the Saturday, the bellringers opened the bell tower to visitors, who were able to learn about bellringing and have a little go themselves!
There were two Tai Chi demonstrations (pictured) and also a couple of Tai Chi drop-in sessions, which each attracted about half a dozen people to 'give it a try'.
The U3A Inspired Instrumentalists delighted audiences at both their sessions with their enthusiastic renderings of a wide range of different music.
The Open Weekend was primarily intended to again raise the profile of St. Botolph's Church within the local community, and to
re-iterate the fact that we are still open for worship and a wide range of other activities. That said, we still managed to raise over £500 for church funds and this money will go towards the repairs needed to keep the building in good order.