Summer Lunch SuccessPublished: Thursday 18 August 2016 09:27:AM
Author: Linda Dutton firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally we had not planned a Summer Lunch for this year due to the refurbishment of the Mews. When we realised that the start of the work was to be delayed the Pastoral Committee agreed that we should go ahead and plan a lunch.
Monday morning saw Chris and I with shopping list in hand walking round the cash and carry wondering if we had enough in our trolley.
Tuesday dawned as a beautiful warm and sunny day and we arrived at the Mews to start the preparations.
First thing we got the tables ready, which had kindly been set out the night before by Howard Davies. Thank you Howard!
Then to plate up the food, lettuce, tomatoes (kindly provided by Alan & Chris Newton from their greenhouse), cucumber, Spanish tortilla, ham, beef and warm new potatoes. The tables were laden with drinks, beetroot, coleslaw and mayonnaise.
Before we knew it, our guests started to arrive and the Mews was humming with everyone chatting. When all 30 had arrived Canon Chris said Grace and the room then went quiet as everyone tucked into their meal. Dessert of chocolate fudge cake and cream followed, with Canon Chris being the main talking point as he tucked into the largest piece of cake.
It was wonderful to see and feel the friendship and fellowship in the room and Chris and I realised once again why we do these meals.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the washing up and tiding of the room afterwards. Together we raised £191.47 for church funds whilst enjoying a lovely lunch and friendship together.
Watch this space in the New Year for news of more lunches in our newly refurbished Mews!