Church Market is community success

3/1/14- Winchelsea Church Market.  Organisers and volunteer helpers SUS-150301-164608001
3/1/14- Winchelsea Church Market. Organisers and volunteer helpers SUS-150301-164608001

A church market started three years ago to raise funds for the upkeep of Winchelsea’s historic church has become a community success.

The January market, last Saturday, defied the expectations of organisers with many people turning out to attend despite bad weather.

Sue Hargreaves, who is one of the organisers, said: “We had no idea the market would be so popular, We have people of all denominations and non-church members attending. It is a good place for people who live alone to go to as they have can meet people and have a coffee,”

The market takes place throughout the year on the morning of the first Saturday of the month and offers local and home-made produce as well as refreshments.