Abergele English high tea enhances friendships
Mrs Pat Preston tells us that through the inspiration of the HOPE website they planned a Jubilee Garden Party at St Paul's English Methodist Church in Abergele, North Wales.
"We had to move it inside but everyone had been encouraged to wear red white and blue. We had a juggler and a young man playing the ukulele and using the diablo to great effect, then some Jubilee quizzes. Before our tea we used the Jubilee Grace and while eating, a jazz trio played some lovely music, then at the end they played the National Anthem and we sang both verses then we had a toast to the Queen followed by everyone saying together the blessing ( from the same sheet as the Anthem)."
"We then gave people one of the New Testaments - the folk were most surprised and were much appreciative. We had a memorabilia table in the Hall and one lady had brought a New Testament given to her at the time of the Queen's coronation - so the New Testaments given out at our party - were very appropriate and related immediately to this earlier Testament. We had newspapers from the Coronation and a skirt made of material at the time of the Coronation showing Westminster Abbey and golden coaches etc. and much more."