Parish Garden Party

Church News | Monday, 13 June 2016 |

By Joan

For the Queen's 90th Birthday

For the Queen's 90th Birthday

Hoping to be held in the Courtyard, our Parish Garden Party was set up in St Leonard’s Hall as the weather threatened rain and thunderstorms. Nevertheless, it was a truly lovely occasion with around 40 people attending. Many people came with food, drink and other goodies to add to the table, so following a short prayer of thanksgiving we all tucked in to a delightful spread. The hall was decorated and we had 1930s-40s melodies playing in the background while we ate and chatted. Carolyn provided a quiz for us to do which was all about Queenly matters; did you know that the Queen doesn’t have a passport? That her pet name was Lillibet and that she has sent emails… Well!

Fortunately the threatened rain and thunderstorms held off (until half way through the sermon at Evening Prayer) and the sun actually made an appearance so Sarah and the younger mums and dads took their children outside into the courtyard to play some competitive games like the egg & spoon race and the sack race, etc. Once games were over, Carolyn got some of the children to sing 'Happy Birthday' to the Queen and blow out the candles on her special cake. It was a lovely afternoon fit for celebrating a special birthday for a special person. The Garden Party ended round five o’clock so that preparations could be made for our special celebratory evening prayer. Carolyn thanks everyone who helped make the afternoon so special, not just for the Queen but for everyone. Thank you so much… Carolyn x.

Lovely food to share

Lovely food to share

The children sang 'Happy Birthday'

The children sang 'Happy Birthday'



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