Tempting fête at Saint Alban’s Church – who can resist?

Whether it’s a cream tea, or a 2014 English-lanaguage bestseller at a knockdown price, there’s something for all tastes in this corner of England in Churchillparken

Mr Darcy sat out this dance, which left Mr Bennett alone to dance the night away with his five daughters Mr Darcy sat out this dance, which left Mr Bennett alone to dance the night away with his five daughters
August 18th, 2015 7:00 am| by Dave Smith

It’s almost that time of year again when a little corner of Copenhagen gets transformed into a little corner of England for the Saint Alban’s Church Summer Fête.

With numerous stalls selling British goods, books and homemade treats as well as music, food and fun for all the family, the annual fundraiser for Copenhagen’s Anglican (Episcopal) Church will be held this year on Saturday 22 August from 10:00 to 17:00.

A corner of Ireland!
But, with the new chaplain for the English-speaking congregation, the Revd Darren McCallig, being a proud Irishman, perhaps it would be more accurate to say that Churchillparken, where the church is located, will be transformed into a little bit of the Emerald Isle this year!

The Revd Darren, who took the helm at Saint Alban’s in the spring, is certainly keen to underline the international nature of the congregation and of the event.

All the usual suspects
“The Summer Fête is a real celebration of what we’re about at Saint Alban’s,” he told the Weekly Post.

“It is, of course, rooted in the tradition of summer fêtes and fairs that are held in most parish churches in the UK and Ireland at this time of the year. So, we will have all of the expected elements: plenty of bric-a-brac, home-made jams, marmalades and cakes, books in both English and Danish, as well as a BBQ and beer and tea tents.”

Expect diversity
But there will also be a few surprises that you might not bank on seeing at an English fete in, for example, St Albans!

“We are a very diverse community here at Saint Alban’s and the entertainment will reflect this diversity with everything from Celtic bagpipes to African drumming and recitals by our Norwegian organist,” he continued.
“We are also delighted that the Jane Austen Dancers and the Hildegaard Ensemble will be part of the day’s line-up, along with many talented musicians from our own multi-national congregation.”

Something for everyone
“So, if you enjoy browsing stalls in search of bargains, or picking up some books and handcrafted gifts, or stocking up on marmalades for the year, then do come along and join us on Saturday 22 August.

The Summer Fête is also a great opportunity to spend time with old friends or make some new ones. All in all, it’s going to be a great day with something for everyone.”



Stock it up on bric-a-brac and homemade jams, cakes, books and burgers, clothes, sarnies and jane Austin dancing and Ian-Bru!!






Saint Albans church

Ian Burns_HasseFerrold

“I really enjoy this annual event. My first port of call is always the tent with the delicious homemade jams and marmalades. If the sun’s shining, then it’s a lovely glimpse of an almost by-gone Little Britain. The Scots piper gets the queue at the burger bar’s feet tapping and I enjoy watching the tourist’s faces as they wander back from The Little Mermaid wondering what the hell is going on: “I thought we were in Copenhagen!” I hope it continues, and if you get there before me, please get me at least two jars of the ginger jam and I’ll give you the money.”


Saint Alban’s Church is located in Churchillparken, Langelinie, beside Gefion’s Fountain. It’s about half-way between the Little Mermaid and the Royal Palace of Amalienborg. The nearest train station is Østerport and the nearest Metro is Kongen’s Nytorv.

Opened for worship in 1887, Saint Alban’s is the only Anglican Church in Denmark. During the summer months, the beautiful building is open to visitors from 10:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday and from 13:00 to 16:00 on Sundays.
Services are held on Wednesdays at 10:30, with the main weekly gathering on Sunday mornings at 10:30. All are welcome.

Further information on the Summer Fête and on Saint Alban’s Anglican Church can be found at

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