MEMBERS of the St Thomas' Anglican Church in Labasa gathered for a three-day carnival last week to raise funds for the church's plans.
The carnival that on Saturday was held at the St Mary's Primary School ground, frequented by residents in the northern town.
Bishop Apimeleki Qiliho said the annual event was usually organised to request the community's financial assistance to help missionaries with their overseas travel and also the operation of the church in the country.
"This is not only a time to fundraise but also to meet and socialise with new people in other denominations and religions," Bishop Qiliho said.
"We are not targeting to raise a certain amount of funds during this carnival and we are not also forcing people to donate instead, whatever they give will be appreciated."
He said the northern congregation also had a share to submit to the headquarters and they hoped to offer the amount from the money collected at the carnival.
"Such events bring people together and this is a clear indication of unity because other denominations also have their stalls here for food, drinks and pastries," Bishop Qiliho said.
"We have 18 stalls and six of them are used by the church while the rest are used by people from other faiths."
The carnival also featured a volleyball competition and entertainment.