With a spring in our step, and after a few days of glorious sunshine, our thoughts turn to summer. Here at Wanstead Parish we have lots of events to keep every man, dog and child happy!

First up, the Wanstead Village Dog Show on Sunday 6th May. Offering lots of fun for everyone, with a bouncy castle, bar, BBQ and of course, the main attraction, the dog show itself. The fun starts at 2pm with registration for dogs between 12-2pm. See poster for more details, or contact PhilRyan47@gmail.com.

The following Sunday, 12th May, sees a Flower Festival at St Mary’s. Starting at 12 noon, with music as the theme, everyone is welcome to have a go. Children will have their own table from 2-4pm – jars, foliage and some flowers provided for them.  Please contact Margaret at margaret.thoresby@btinternet.com; 0771 4955 737 if you would like to contribute a display or help, or would like more information.

Wanstead Church School present their Royal Wedding & FA Cup Party  on Saturday 19th May. Fun for the whole family – with a BBQ, DJ and a licenced bar, and children get a bouncy castle, movies, popcorn and sweets. 530-930pm. Email Wansteadpta@gmail.com for tickets.

Moving into June, and Glamour on the Green returns on Saturday 2nd June, promising an evening of beautiful arias performed by professional opera singers.

Wanstead Church School PTA hold their Summer Fayre on Saturday 16th June, and the following week sees the Friends holding their summer BBQ on the 23rd.

For more information on all of these events, please check the parish calendar.