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Congresbury celebrates St Congar’s Day

PUBLISHED: 13:00 29 November 2017

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

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

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Villagers celebrated the man who Congresbury is named after at a well-attended party at the weekend.

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

Love Congresbury’s annual St Congar’s Day celebrations were held at St Andrew’s Church on Sunday, with residents enjoying a range of activities and revelling in the village’s history.

Live music and a headphone disco proved popular among the guests, and the traditional conga around the church provided plenty of laughs.

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

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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

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.

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