Historic Bullington Church set to be venue for craft fete

The historically significant Bullington Church

The historically significant Bullington Church

First published in Winchester Andover Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by

BULLINGTON’S annual craft fete is set to be held in the hamlet’s medieval church on Sunday, September 14 between 2pm and 5pm.

The event, for which entrance is free, will offer visitors the chance to see the interior of the ancient building as well as enjoy displays and demonstrations by local craftspeople.

Outside in the churchyard there will be a vintage tractor, bouncy castle, teas and cakes plus stalls, a tombola and a Grand Draw.

Barton Stacey Chamber Choir will make a guest appearance and sing a selection of folk songs.

The opening of the Church of St Michael and All Angels is part of a national scheme supported by English Heritage, which encourages people to visit cultural buildings which are not normally open to the public.

Much of the church dates from the 12th and 13th century, with one of its bells, cast in 1399, amongst the oldest in Hampshire.

Rector of St Michael’s the Revd Mark Bailey said: “Bullington Church has been at the heart of its rural community for centuries, but other people often don’t realise what a treasure it is.

“We hope people will come for a great afternoon out and be inspired, both by the church itself and the crafts on display.”

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