Social Committee Report 2017
The social / restoration committee have been quite busy this year helping with a couple of very special celebrations. In 2018 we will be known as the ‘social committee’ concentrating on the role of friendship and fellowship within the church and beyond. We look forward to helping with some very enjoyable events.
We organised the following events throughout the year:
16th April - Easter Sunday
Social Committee and ladies of the congregation wore Easter hats for the 10am service and wine and simnel cake was served after the service for donations.
29th July - U3A Cream Tea
A very successful afternoon with an exhibition celebrating 25 years of the U3A. The church bells were rung and an organist played all afternoon. There were many varied stalls and around 130 people enjoyed cream teas during the afternoon. Money raised was for church funds.
2nd September - Our Official Church Opening Concert
This was a wonderful celebration. The church was absolutely full. Jenny Groves, Francesca and Paul Bowkett, Maureen Moore, Louisa Arthur, Ieuan Cornish and the St. Andrew’s Choir with the help of some of the member of the social committee entertained us with a wonderful show. The remainder of the social committee served cheese and wine at the end or manned the St. Andrew’s themed raffle. A separate raffle was for a donated painting of St. An drew’s Church. The church flowers were beautiful and were organised by Julia Smith. Mike Saunders did the Sanctuary flower display. We were very pleased with the offer from Our Lady and the English Martyrs’ Church to help with the displays around the church.
28th September - Mission to Seafarers Coffee Morning
The social committee helped serve cakes, scones and refreshments, set up stalls and manned them with Mission to Seafarers goods, bric-a-brac, books etc.
1st October - Harvest with Shared Lunch
Gifts of food were bought into Church for the food bank. After the service the social committee prepared and served soups, bread, cheese and biscuits and puddings. The sharing of food and company with friends was as always very enjoyable.
24th November - Christmas Fayre
This was held in the Church. With the Christmas trees and Nativity scene the church looked beautiful and we are sure made all who came feel very festive. The atmosphere in Church was wonderful. We had a good variety of stalls with some new ones added to the usual ones from people joining us for the first time. We served festive refreshments. The morning was a great success, exactly what we hoped for with many visitors from the wider community as well as Church members.