Soak the vicar at the St John at Hackney summer fete this Saturday

Mischievous residents will be in with a chance to “soak the vicar” at the St John at Hackney summer fete this Saturday (July 7).

Face painting, a treasure hunt, stalls galore and bell ringing are all on the agenda to make sure there is something to please everyone at the fund raiser at the church in Lower Clapton Road.

The Pearly Queen of Hackney will also make an appearance, along with the Hackney Children’s Theatre group the Hackney Playbus and a fire engine.

Local businesses have rallied around to generously support the fete including Siva’s Shop in Clarence Row, which was badly affected in last summer’s riots.

The summer celebration takes place in the church gardens from 10am to 4pm.

To get involved or suggest new ideas email fete@stjohnathackney.org.uk