Bungay Street Fair was held in the afternoon of Sunday 2 December. During the afternoon, 150 people visited St Edmund’s church. Being the first week in Advent the first candle on the Advent wreath was shining brightly. Sand trays for votive candles were set up around the church near various cribs and pictures. The visitors took time out of the hustle and bustle of the street fair to light a candle and contemplate. This was done in a respectful and appreciative way.
There were Traidcraft gifts on sale and homemade quilts. The candle donations for CAFOD raised £63. Visitors left many positive comments about the prayerful atmosphere and the beauty of the church. Sue Altarelli, who organised the event in the church said, ‘It is always important to be seen participating in this yearly town event.’
Comments made by visitors to St Edmund’s included
‘What a hidden gem of a church and I never knew it was here .’‘I recently lost a loved one and wanted to light a candle …it has been a real comfort coming in here.’‘I was brought up a Catholic and don’t go anymore but this has made me think about returning.’