MAWGAN Church Summer Fete is to be opened this Saturday by resident MBE Julian Rand.

Mr Rand, who was recently honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours, will be arriving at 2pm by horse drawn carriage, driven by Graham Caines.

Taking place at the church, the fete will begin at 2pm and end at 4.30pm, and will feature the usual variety of stalls, raffles, games and competitions, including fancy dress and cake decorating competitions.

Once again there will be the opportunity to have a go at bell ringing and music from the 13th century church will be provided by Chloe Roberts, who is currently doing a music degree at Brighton University.

Also back by popular demand are the “Church Tower Tumbles”, where soft toys and eggs in parachutes are dropped from the tower.

This year will feature teddies in fancy dress, with participants bringing their teddies from home, and the Great Egg Race.

Church warden and organiser Pauline Arnold said: “This is always a very popular event with lots to do and is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy a relaxed afternoon in and around the church.”

The event will still go ahead in the event of wet weather.