Scarecrow competition by Cranham’s All Saints Church already proving a hit

One of the scarecrows entered into the competition created by Reverand Marion Williams from the All

One of the scarecrows entered into the competition created by Reverand Marion Williams from the All Saints Church in Cranham. Picture: Rev Marion Williams - Credit: Archant

The Harvest festival at Cranham’s All Saints Church is set to look a little different this year due to coronavirus.

This young boy hopes his Minion scarecrow will help secure him the top prize of �50. Picture: Rev Ma

This young boy hopes his Minion scarecrow will help secure him the top prize of �50. Picture: Rev Marion Williams - Credit: Archant

However, the Reverand Marion Williams has come up with an idea to fill the void — scarecrows!

She has set up a competition which asks people to make and leave their creations outside all this week, up until Sunday, the intended day of the festival.

With entries already rolling in, judges are going to have a hard time deciding which two will receive prizes.

A cash prize of £50 has been donated by BF Mulley & Son, with the second prize — vouchers for a graffiti course spray day — provided by Jason Lawrence.

A group of children from Mead Primary School sat in front of their scarecrow. Picture: Rev Marion Wi

A group of children from Mead Primary School sat in front of their scarecrow. Picture: Rev Marion Williams - Credit: Archant

Rev Williams has designs on making this popular idea an annual event.


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Those wishing to enter are asked to contact the church via facebook to provide their address, with all proceeds from the £1 entry fee to go to the Collier Row and Romford foodbank.

A Harry Potter scarecrow is another entry into the competition currently being run by the All Saints

A Harry Potter scarecrow is another entry into the competition currently being run by the All Saints Church in Cranham. Picture: Rev Marion Williams - Credit: Archant

Two minion scarecrows are in the running for the two prizes - one is fifty pounds cash, the other is

Two minion scarecrows are in the running for the two prizes - one is fifty pounds cash, the other is vouchers for a spray day at a graffiti course. Picture: Rev Marion Williams - Credit: Archant

Another effort set to be assessed by the judges of the All Saints Church scarecrow competition. Pict

Another effort set to be assessed by the judges of the All Saints Church scarecrow competition. Picture: Rev Marion Williams - Credit: Archant

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