Vicar hits right note for appeal

Walpole St Peter Church flower festival. Vicar Michael Chesher dresses up as John Lennon and sings a version of 'Help' with local band Remould to promote the roof appeal. LtoR - Steve Crofts, Rick Lawson, Roger Dack, Paul Bulloss, Roger Tate and Michael Chesher. ''See video of Song on www.lynnnews.co.uk
Walpole St Peter Church flower festival. Vicar Michael Chesher dresses up as John Lennon and sings a version of 'Help' with local band Remould to promote the roof appeal. LtoR - Steve Crofts, Rick Lawson, Roger Dack, Paul Bulloss, Roger Tate and Michael Chesher. ''See video of Song on www.lynnnews.co.uk

BEATLEMANIA hit Walpole St Peter on Saturday as Rev Michael Chesher donned his mullet and sunglasses in a bid to get the church’s roof appeal off the ground.

The musical minister rewrote the Beatles classic ‘Help’ before dressing up as John Lennon for his stage debut at the church flower festival, which started on Saturday and runs until today (Wednesday).

Walpole St Peter Church flower festival. Vicar Michael Chesher dresses up as John Lennon and sings a version of 'Help' with local band Remould to promote the roof appeal. ''See video of Song on www.lynnnews.co.uk

Walpole St Peter Church flower festival. Vicar Michael Chesher dresses up as John Lennon and sings a version of 'Help' with local band Remould to promote the roof appeal. ''See video of Song on www.lynnnews.co.uk

His performance tied in with the theme of the popular festival, ‘Songs since the 1950s’.

As usual, the church has been decked out in beautiful displays for the annual flower festival, which sees hundreds of people descend on the small Fenland village that is home to one of Prince Charles’ favourite churches.

In addition to the flowers, there have been lots of stalls, selling everything from bric-a-brac – including the alligator head that featured in a recent Fenland Citizen – to cakes, books and fresh produce.

The flower festival is the main fundraising event for the church and raises money for its upkeep. Any extra this year will be going towards the £52,000 plus needed for roof repairs.