Church of England Diocese of St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich Shelland

Fete Cancelled

17 Apr 2020, 12:15 a.m.

Buxhall & Shelland Church Fete 2020 – CANCELLED

Sadly, we have taken the difficult decision due to the Covid-19 pandemic

(Coronavirus) to cancel this year’s Fete, which was to take place on the 1st

August in the grounds of Copinger Hall

Everyone involved in the fete has made this decision with a heavy heart,

knowing how much the Fete is looked forward to and enjoyed by people.

However, given the situation - particularly relating to large gatherings and the

likelihood that this will continue for some months - it was felt better to end any


Ultimately, the health and well being of visitors to the Fete and those involved

in running it is our priority and we are sure cancellation is the correct course of


Nobody knows of course just how long the Government's lockdown will last or

indeed when and how this might be relaxed and large gatherings allowed. Even

when this happens, many people will no doubt have mixed feelings about

attending such gatherings?

We will monitor developments and, if the restrictions are removed over the

Summer, it may be possible to hold some sort of village event in place of the

Fete, which could potentially be held on the playing field - so look out for any

further announcements.

We look forward with energy and optimism to next year's Fete, which we will

try to make better than ever in what we hope will be happier stay

tuned and stay safe.

Fete Organising Team on behalf of Buxhall & Shelland PCC's

E-mail: [email protected]