Eleven Portishead churches join for huge party
Thousands flocked to Portishead’s Big Jubilee Lunch organised by the town’s churches. Eleven churches joined together to put on the free extravaganza at Battery Point on Sunday to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Activities included a coconut shy, beat the goalie, face painting and crown making.
Debbie Bonne of Gordano Valley Church said: "We have all been baking like mad.” (They baked 4,000 cakes.) “It is the first time all the churches have worked together to put on something like this,” she added. “We all think it's a great idea. The Big Lunch was a huge success with a multitude of people turning up with picnic blankets and chairs. People from all parts of our community could be seen enjoying lunch provided by the churches in the town."
Other tents served up jerk chicken and rice, filled croissants and burgers and hot dogs. Portishead Parish curate, Rev Jeremy Putman, entertained the children with his balloon modelling tricks while Portishead Air Cadets ran the drinks stall and Portishead teenagers ran the beat the goalie game.