St Peter and St. Pauls’s Ladies Friendship Circle

On Monday June 24th all members of the group went to ‘Roots’ at Barkby for Afternoon Tea. We had hoped for a lovely Summer afternoon but as it happened the weather was almost like a November day. However we were greeted with tables decorated with lovely flowers and beautiful bone china in various designs and hues. The ladies of ‘Root’s firstly brought in a wide selection of sandwiches to suit all tastes, then brought in mouth watering scones, jam and cream and ample supplies of tea. Having had our fill of sandwiches and scones we were then offered a mouth watering array of cakes. Despite being tempted most ladies decided to take advantage of the offer to take some cakes home to enjoy later. After the tea a raffle was drawn and then Cynthia was presented with a rose tree as a thank you for all her work organising the group meetings during the past year. The group will not meet again until September 9th.
Doreen Payne
Music for a Summer’s Evening
The Ratcliffe Chorale directed by Dr Michael Bonshor gave an entertaining evening of music singing songs from classical Cantique de Jean Racine, through African spiritual songs, well known songs such as Dream a Little dream and West Side Story and How Can We Keep From Singing, most appropriately!
They were supported by poetry readings from Felicity Austin and interesting organ music Prelude and Fugue in D Minor by D. Buxteaude and well known pieces Coronation Scott by Vivian Ellis, sounding like an old steam train and the ever popular Dambuster’s March by Eric Coates all played by Ron Berry.
There was a raffle and refreshments in the interval.
£362 was raised for the Friends Building Fund.
The first Sunday in July at 11.30am in church we looked at a passage from the bible with a theme of bearing burdens. Who would help us if we needed help, even if we dared to ask for help?!
Families sang, listened, pondered and got down on the floor to look at pictures to prove we can get help. To prove it in a bridge battle. There was a bridge battle-which team could build the best bridge to hold a 1.5 kg bag of flour.
Great fun was had by all.
We prayed using rucksacks filled with rocks, passing the load, having felt the weight.
We shared some time eating cake and drinking coffee, tea or fruit juice as this was the last eleven30 till September 1st when we shall continue to meet every first and third Sunday.
However we will be having a picnic with activities in Central Park, 10.00am to 12noon on 8th August. Come and join us!