Colourful service: Reverend Ken Spreadbrough on the Laro 250 motorbike with rock singer Alan Dale and guitarist Ron Kitchin.
Colourful service: Reverend Ken Spreadbrough on the Laro 250 motorbike with rock singer Alan Dale and guitarist Ron Kitchin. Crystal Spencer

Prayer to pull 300 Wintersun fans

GIVING your honest opinion on Wintersun events like the rock 'n' roll church service could land nostalgia fans on the hot seat of a new motorbike.

Wintersun organisers are giving away a Laro 250 motorbike to one lucky person who fills in a visitor survey form with their thoughts and feelings on the event; be it good or bad.

But church service convenor Ron Plye said no one would be disappointed by their rocking event on Sunday morning at St Peters Anglican Church.

The church, which seats 100 can fit 300 people with the seats pushed forward and a “mosh pit” at the back.

“If we could fit 600 people in we would, and people turn up every year and stand outside to listen,” Mr Pyle said.

“We have had seven wonderful years and hope to make this year a big show to remember.”

Mr Pyle, a self-confessed jazz man at heart, said he did not mind the rock theme for the service.

“Who's to knock rock when it gives this much joy? If it was rap, I'd make it a rap service,” he said.

Mr Plye said the church's capacity was tested every year, with more than 300 people at the Sunday morning service.

“We had 230 people turn up the first year and 300 the second year,” he said.

Mr Pyle said they were lucky to have great musicians on board, including the original Australian rock and roller Alan Dale and Dave Bridge, from the original Joy Boys.

The service, at St Peters Anglican Church, located on the corner of Lanham and Dutton Streets, Coolangatta, starts at 9am.

Church members will also run a hot food stall in Goodwin Park, Coolangatta this Saturday and Sunday.

The winner of the Laro 250 motorbike will be drawn at the Best of Wintersun Concert on Monday.

Entry forms can be found in the official Wintersun program.



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