Summer fete is a royal winner!

Grey skies failed to dampen the atmosphere at the St Leonard's Church, Sandridge, summer fete and celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday on Sunday afternoon (June 12th).


The rain held off for outdoor crafts, barbecue, games and stalls, while inside the Sandridge knitted village - complete with a knitted Queen and Prince Philip, and royal bunting - proved popular. The village was created by a dedicated team of local knitters.


The event, opened by the Mayor of St Albans, Frances Leonard, also included a display by local Scouts.


It was a brilliant community occasion for all ages, and good to welcome so many people to the church. We are grateful to all those who worked to make it such a success.

Em Coley with the knitted village
Vicar Em Coley meets the knitted Queen and Prince Philip at the fete
To listen to Jenny Roberts talk about the knitted village on BBC Three Counties Radio on the day before the fete, click here