Despite some heavy rainshowers, everyone agreed that the Wessex Synod Day was a great success. Crowds of people of all ages came from churches throughout Wessex Synod to enjoy a relaxing, fun day at Fawley Hill Estate, the home of Sir William and Lady McAlpine.
A colourful display of bunting from all the participating churches.
The Puppets from Hythe were an irresistible attraction, as was the African drumming, which was an exciting combination of storytelling and song with energetic drum beats.
There was a wide variety of entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
Scottish dancers gave an energetic display.
But by far the most popular attraction was the steam train, which ran throughout the day – each trip crowded with enthusiastic passengers.
The smiles say it all – it was a great day out!