rory attends morland parish fete
Rory joined recently appointed Rector of Morland, the Reverend Stewart Fyfe, for the opening of Morland Parish Fete on Saturday June 12th 2010. The fete, which has been a Morland tradition since 2006 when the annual church garden party and the village school fete were combined, attracted a few hundred visitors.
Organised by a joint committee of the PTA and the church, the event raised over £4,000, which will go towards projects at the church and village school. Impressed by the commitment and enthusiasm shown at the event, Rory congratulated the village on their hard work and fundraising efforts, and emphasised the importance of the existence of local schools. He expressed his pleasure at being part of the event and said: “This wonderful and well-organised fete is a great example of the cohesion that exists in our vibrant rural communities, and showcases the very best of village life.”
Rory also judged the Circus-themed fancy dress competition and was faced with the difficult task of picking out winners from a dazzling array of clowns, lion-tamers, fairies and even an England footballer. The prize went to Harriet Ewin, dressed as a Circus Tent and commended by Mr Stewart for her innovative costume.
Committee member Rosemary Irvin commented: “It was Rory’s interest in people that made such a tremendous impression on us, and his ability to communicate with everyone, from the tiniest tot to some of our eldest parishioners. His interest is in people, not just constituents. We would love to invite him back again next year.”