At important times of the Christian year we invite senior citizens living in the parish and local area to join us for a tea party. This is a wonderful occasion when members of the church come along to decorate the church hall, prepare and serve food, provide music and singing and share a seasonal message. We provide transport if requested.
Some of our events:
Our Easter lunch was attended by 56 people. Traditional shepherd’s pie was on the menu followed by apple crumble, chocolate egg nests and tea or coffee. Rev Stella Greenwood gave a short talk on the meaning of Easter then Sandra led us in singing some Easter hymns.
Over fifty people came to the Christmas lunch on Monday 4th December. There were some new faces as well as regulars. A group from the local Salvation Army came to lead us in singing favourite Christmas carols and to collect the toys that were donated in our annual Advent Toy Service. This year the toys will be going to local children who otherwise might not get presents this Christmas.
Fifty people came to the Harvest Lunch on Monday 25th September. In spite of eight regulars being on holiday there were a few newcomers to swell the numbers. After a meal of harvest sausage pie, mashed potatoes and peas our new Curate Stella Greenwood gave a talk on harvest and thanksgiving. Then time for puddings – apple crumble, mixed fruit crumble, toffee apple cheesecake and mixed berry cheesecake. After the meal, when everyone had been served with tea or coffee, Sandra played the piano and we sang a couple of harvest hymns. We invited our guests to join us for our Harvest Songs of Praise on Sunday 8th October.
The Summer Lunch on 11th July was enjoyed by 47 people. Children from Beech (reception) and Oak (years 3 & 4) classes from Hartshorne Primary School came to entertain us.
The Early Easter Lunch on 4th April 2017 was enjoyed by 60 people. We were entertained by children from Hartshorne Primary School.
Christmas lunch on 6th December 2016 when over sixty people enjoyed a festive lunch followed by entertainment by children from Hartshorne Primary School.
We celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with a celebration lunch
An Easter Tea Party was enjoyed by about 40 people
This year we held à Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 8th December which was attended by about 25 people and proved very popular.
In October we held a Harvest Tea Party.