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Gorleston church fun day features a rocking vicar

PUBLISHED: 09:31 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:52 17 July 2017

The fun day at St Andrews Church featured a wide range of activities and the band The Long Faces
Picture supplied by Tony Mallion

The fun day at St Andrews Church featured a wide range of activities and the band The Long Faces Picture supplied by Tony Mallion

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A fun day at a Gorleston church has seen its vicar swap his dog collar for a guitar to play 1960s music.

The fun day at St Andrews Church featured a wide range of activities and the band The Long Faces
Picture supplied by Tony MallionThe fun day at St Andrews Church featured a wide range of activities and the band The Long Faces Picture supplied by Tony Mallion

Brian Hall of St Andrews Church formed part of a group called the Long Faces, which was specially formed for the fun day held on Saturday.

It was the first time the parish church had staged a fun day in the church grounds for 13 years.

The Long Faces, was the idea of retired teacher Tim Harbord,one of the church worship leaders and a member of the choir. He put together the afternoon’s programme of Sixties classics including numbers from the Hollies, Beach Boys and The Small Faces.

Mr Hall’s wife Barbara was the singer and John Moore and Brian Bircham played on guitars and Colin Rouse was on drums. As well as the band there were games, a bouncy castle and very popular donkey rides.

The fun day at St Andrews Church featured a wide range of activities and the band The Long Faces
Picture supplied by Tony MallionThe fun day at St Andrews Church featured a wide range of activities and the band The Long Faces Picture supplied by Tony Mallion

“It was the first time the church had held anything like this for 13 years,” said Rev Hall. “It was very much aimed at being our gift to the community. It was a fun day with the idea of bringing the community together.”

He added that one little girl had enjoyed her donkey ride and ice-cream so much she told him: “This has been the best day of my life. I felt it was worth it just for that.”

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