Bignor Park holds first village fete in five years

Bignor Park’s first village fete in five years raised £20,000 to support local churches.

By Charlotte Harding
Tuesday, 7th June 2022, 2:46 pm
Updated Monday, 20th June 2022, 1:16 pm

The money will support the ministry and maintain the fabric of five ancient churches in Bignor, Sutton, Coates, Barlavington and Burton Park.

There were a range of activities including children’s art, coconut shy, and Punch and Judy. People were entertained by the Petworth Town Band, Morris Dancers and Duncan Allan who had performed in The Voice.

The dog show was hosted by Mark Bridger-Pescott and dog agility show hosted by the Billingshurst dog training club.

Lisa Bonner, organiser of the fete said: “There was a lovely community spirit and the weather was perfect!

“There were over 125 volunteers on the day who gave up there time to bake cakes and serve on stalls including a BBQ, Bignor bakehouse, stable tea’s, park bar and several stalls which had items donated by locals residents.

"We are so thankful to the Mersey Family for hosting the fete at Bignor Park, as well as all of our local and commercial sponsor’s, hardworking volunteers and fete committee members.”

She added: “All donations for the repairs to our churches are very gratefully received.

“Our treasurer has said that we need a total of 110,000.00 to cover repairs.” Donations can be made by card , CAF account or PayPal , go to :

And enter ‘PCC of Sutton & Bignor ‘ and then select your level of donation and method of payment

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