Love Clitheroe barbecue once again proves popular

Food, fun and games at the barbecue on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)
Food, fun and games at the barbecue on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)

More than a thousand people attended a free barbecue on Clitheroe Castle’s field on Saturday hosted and paid for by the town’s churches.

David Thornber, who compered the event, said the event was “a way we could practically serve the people in our community”.

As well as a free hot dog or burger, there were a number of stage games including texting the combined ages of the hosts, a giant tug of war and a rather strange challenge involving a mars bar.

A bouncy castle was popular with the under fives and people of all ages queued for a long time to have a go on the gyroscope.

“It was great fun,” added Dave, “and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves.”

As well as fun on the stage there was a kids’ zone with a beach, crafts and face painting. A number of people accessed a tent which hosted the Clitheroe healing rooms team and many people, using their fingerprints as a starting point, were encouraged in hearing what God thought of them.

“It’s been another fantastic day,” said the Rev. Mark Pickett, the rector at Clitheroe’s St James’ Church. “Christians from across the churches in town have come together, worked hard and been united in purpose.

“We have already set up the Clitheroe Foodbank and the Christians Against Poverty centre.

“Many people have been helped with these services and this is just another way to practically love our town.”

Food, fun and games at the barbecue on Clitheroe Castle field. (s)