Saturday, 5 January 2008

Epiphany Party

This afternoon the annual parish Epiphany Party took place. Each year we invite some of the elderly and housebound members of the parish to this party. Transport is arranged for those who need it, and refreshments and entertainment are provided. For some of those who come, it's a rare chance to get together for a social event.

There was a fun raffle, various entertainment and a few mince pies doing the rounds... it is still Christmas, after all! Some children from the Cathedral Primary School gave up one of the last days of their holiday to come and sing and wait on the tables.

All those who attended received a present, donated by parishioners. Left-over presents will be distributed to some of the many housebound who were unable to attend.

Towards the end there was a mini sing-along, with words on a big screen so that everyone could join in. A few of the 'old favourites' were dusted off!

Everyone was willing to have a go, including (can you spot him above?) the Bishop - who is not usually known for his singing! He called in to meet and chat with some of the people who attended. We were lucky he was able to join us - he has just returned from a short break and travels to India on a working trip within a couple of days.