Gavin opens Himley Church Open Day

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited St. Michael and All Angels Church in Himley to open their annual Open Day.

As well as a variety of stalls including plants, crafts, bric-a-brac, books, toys, tombola and games, homemade cakes and refreshments. Visitors were also given the opportunity to meet owls from the World Owl Trust who are soon to be housed at nearby Himley Hall.

In the church they had a collection of books compiled by members of the church illustrating St. Michael’s history. As well as the chance to view inside the church, guests were also able to visit the Earl of Dudley's Memory gardens, which are only open to the public one weekend a year

All proceeds raised during the open day are shared between St Michael's church, Himley and St John's church, Swindon.

Commenting on the event Gavin said: “I greatly enjoyed my visit to the Open Day at St Michael’s. The organisers did a wonderful job putting the event together and we were blessed with some absolutely fantastic weather.

“The church plays an incredibly important role in the local area and relies upon the support of residents to survive. The money raised from this event will be going towards a number of important opportunities the church has for local residents in Himley and Swindon.”