Sun shines down on Stevenage family fun day

More than 300 people attended Sunday's Big Church Big Lunch event. Picture: Trevor Coultart Photogra

More than 300 people attended Sunday's Big Church Big Lunch event. Picture: Trevor Coultart Photography - Credit: Archant

A free family fun day run by a church, with the aim of getting to know the wider community, was a resounding success on Sunday.

More than 300 people attended Sunday's Big Church Big Lunch event. Picture: Trevor Coultart Photogra

More than 300 people attended Sunday's Big Church Big Lunch event. Picture: Trevor Coultart Photography - Credit: Archant

Bunyan Baptist Church, on Basils Road in Stevenage, held its seventh annual Big Church Big Lunch event in glorious sunshine on Letchmore Road Playing Field in the Old Town.

More than 300 people joined in, setting out picnic blankets and sun umbrellas and enjoying their food and the free cakes, fruit and drinks on offer.

More than 300 people attended Sunday's Big Church Big Lunch event. Picture: Trevor Coultart Photogra

More than 300 people attended Sunday's Big Church Big Lunch event. Picture: Trevor Coultart Photography - Credit: Archant

For children, there was a bouncy castle, face painting and games including hook-a-duck and a coconut shy.

Teenagers had a designated youth den, with table football and a chillout area, and everyone was invited to take part in family games such as tug-of-war and quick cricket.

More than 300 people attended Sunday's Big Church Big Lunch event. Picture: Trevor Coultart Photogra

More than 300 people attended Sunday's Big Church Big Lunch event. Picture: Trevor Coultart Photography - Credit: Archant

Administrator Nicola Endersby said: “Big Church Big Lunch is only one of the many events Bunyan Baptist Church hosts every year, all completely free, as a way to get to know the community.”

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