Bringing the love to Stevenage with free community events open to all

PUBLISHED: 07:01 03 July 2018

The Love Stevenage event has something for everyone.

The Love Stevenage event has something for everyone.

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This weekend will see two days of free community events, from teams helping people with DIY and gardening jobs to car washes and family fun days.

This is the third year that Churches Together in Stevenage – made up of Christian churches in the area – has held the Love Stevenage event.

On Saturday, from 11am until 2pm, there will be fun for all the family at St Hugh and St John’s Church on Mobbsbury Way, including a bouncy castle, penalty shootout, face painting, teddy parachute jump and refreshments.

Head to the shops on Canterbury Way between 10am and 1pm to have your car washed, or to the Friends Meeting House on Cuttys Lane for a car wash and cake between 10am and 3pm.

There will be tea, coffee and cakes being served at St Peter’s Church on Broadwater Crescent between 3pm and 5pm.

Teams will also be litter picking in the Old Town and Roebuck Woods and helping people with DIY and gardening jobs.

On Sunday, there will be a community fun day at Shephalbury Park from 1pm to 4.30pm. It is completely free and open to everyone in Stevenage. There will be lots of activities, including inflatables, laser tag, rodeo bull, face painting, games and refreshments.

Finally, there will be a celebration service at Bunyan Baptist Church on Basils Road at 6.30pm, followed by a barbecue, which is open to all.

Jill Adam, for Churches Together in Stevenage, said: “This is the third year that local Christian churches have come together to serve the community with a programme of free events, entertainment and community service.

“A desire to serve our community – loving our neighbour – is a natural response to our faith and the programme of events is wide-ranging.

“Last year I was involved in one of the gardening teams, helping someone clear their garden for their grandchildren who had suddenly had to move in with them. I also helped tidy the garden of someone recovering from serious health problems. In both cases they really appreciated the work we did and it improved the quality of their lives.”

For more information about the weekend and the various events that are planned, search for ‘Love Stevenage Churches Together’ on Facebook.

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