20May

May celebrations

Today we held our May Fayre and, given the recent downpours, were extremely fortunate with the weather. As you can see above I greeted visitors to the parish at the entrance way selling ice-creams, which were especially popular with the children. The children also enjoyed the face-painting along with a couple of adults!

Whilst I was scooping out the ice-cream, Father Nicholas was busy running his ever popular gin stall. For a small donation he concocts all manner of interesting drinks. He even invented a new cocktail which he called a Hayley! And, I have to say, it was tasty indeed!

Here we see Brian receiving a lengthy lecture on the best way in which to enjoy the aforementioned beverage.

Inside the Hine Room stalls were laid out with the usual fayre fun; bottle tombola, guess the sweets in the jar, etc. We are most grateful to all who helped man them and set them up.

Above we have the jewellery stall and below the chocolate lucky dip.

And nobody went hungry because we had a fab team in the kitchen. Trudi and Sue being joined this year by some of the Indian ladies in our congregation. They had produced curry, rice and samosas for all to enjoy. The food was absolutely delicious and many people took some home in plastic containers. Yummy!

As you see below the food, the gin, the ice-cream and the fun all brought smiles to faces. It was a cracking fayre which really brought our people together. Regardless of financial gain, which will be totted up later, it was a most worthwhile event. Thank you to everyone who was part of it.

Tomorrow we continue the celebrations with our May Devotion. Both main services will end with a procession of Our Lady and Benediction. A great weekend for the parish.

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