Pictures: St Congar celebrated at church in Congresbury

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 December 2017

Toasting marshmallows at the St Congar's Day celebrations. Picture: Mark Atherton

Toasting marshmallows at the St Congar's Day celebrations. Picture: Mark Atherton

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Congresbury residents turned out in numbers at the weekend to celebrate a famous figure from the village’s past.

Making Christmas decorations at the St Congar's Day celebrations.Making Christmas decorations at the St Congar's Day celebrations.

A large crowd enjoyed the annual St Congar’s Day celebrations at St Andrew’s Church on Sunday.

Guests were treated to live music and a silent disco, plus a range of Christmas-themed activities.

Parishioners doing the conga around the church as part of their St Congar's Day celebrations.Parishioners doing the conga around the church as part of their St Congar's Day celebrations.

The event was capped off with a conga around the grounds of the church.

St Congar is believed to have travelled to Congresbury from Wales in the fifth century to form a monastery on Cadbury Hill, and the village was subsequently named after him.

Parishioners doing the conga around the church as part of their St Congar's Day celebrations.Parishioners doing the conga around the church as part of their St Congar's Day celebrations.

A Love Congresbury spokesman said: “Thank you so much to all the fantastic people who came to support our event. It means a lot to us.”

Parishioners doing the conga around the church as part of their St Congar's Day celebrations.Parishioners doing the conga around the church as part of their St Congar's Day celebrations.

Parishioners doing the conga around the church as part of their St Congar's Day celebrations.Parishioners doing the conga around the church as part of their St Congar's Day celebrations.

Pizza being served at the St Congar's Day celebrations.Pizza being served at the St Congar's Day celebrations.

Decorating the Christmas Tree outside of the Church.Decorating the Christmas Tree outside of the Church.

Children enjoyed a silent disco at the St Congar's Day celebrations. Picture: Mark AthertonChildren enjoyed a silent disco at the St Congar's Day celebrations. Picture: Mark Atherton

Enjoying the food at the St Congar's Day celebrations.Enjoying the food at the St Congar's Day celebrations.

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