Advent Lunch 2015Published: Thursday 03 December 2015 09:40:AM
Author: Linda Dutton firstname.lastname@example.org
The day arrived all to quickly. After what seemed like weeks of preparation, Chris, Alan and I met at the Mews at 9.15am and were soon joined by Colin Newton. Colin had very kindly come to help on his day off.
First job after unloading all the shopping and equipment from the cars was to set the tables. This was followed by preparing the vegetables and getting everything cooking and kept warm in the hot cupboard.
All too soon the first of our guests started to arrive. The Vicar said an appropriately worded Grace and whilst Colin, Chris and I plated the food Alan and Teresa served everyone, with Howard kindly acting as wine waiter.
Following the Christmas pudding gifts of port and chocolate were distributed to everyone.
The Vicar gave a vote of thanks and entertained everyone with a rendition of ‘Mary’s Boy Child’. Conversation then flowed whilst Pam sold tickets for her Christmas Hamper and Linda Pinder sold tickets for the Guess the Dolls name and the weight of the Christmas cake was guessed.
Chris and I would like to thank everyone who helped in any way and for the lovely comments on the food we have received. We raised £96.61 for church funds but most importantly had a super pastoral event.
The next Pastoral lunches will be the Lent lunches starting in February 2016.