16th September 2018 Parish Picnic and Fun Day – a crammed Greyfriars Hall buzzed with happy talk on Sunday afternoon as parishioners enjoyed the friars’ invitation to meet in the friary and in the gardens. Paul Spindler and his C,YP and F band of happy helper served up a great event. The “shared picnic” once again provided tables ladened with treats ranging from mild chicken curry through egg rolls to crisps with wine, soft drinks and water provided by parishioners Anne Marie Michell’s team again worked wonders in displaying the food and clearing up afterwards. We even danced to Baby Shark and followed Tom Spindler in dancing to “Chichiwa” whilst games in the garden produced ringing laughter and whoops of joy balls were passed over the head and between the legs and then parachute games were played. Thanks to Paul Spindler, Mary and Lucy Kehoe. Thanks to all who attended and thus contributed to an enjoyable afternoon!
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21st July 2018 A family outing to Tyntesfield – a truly enjoyable day with parishioners ranging from over 70 to under 5 was had at Tyntesfield. The sun shone yet shade was present for those who wished for it. A joint lunch was followed by “parachute” games, ice-creams and a walk in the woods. Thanks to all who turned up and special thanks to Simon Farnden who arranged the day.
Parish Pilgrimage to Downside Abbey and Mells on Saturday 23rd June 2018. parishioners took part in the Parish Pilgrimage to Downside Abbey and Mells on Saturday 23rd June. We arrived at Downside at 10.15, where Fr Reg celebrated Mass. Afterwards, a Downside monk, Dom Alexander, gave us a tour of the wonderful Abbey Church and the amazing sacristy, which is not usually open to public, where we viewed exceptional wood and stone carvings by local craftsmen, but the high point for everyone was a stunning, richly embroidered chasuble. Afterwards we joined the Community for Midday Prayer. During our picnic lunch we were treated to a ‘fly past’ by the Red Arrows on their way to Weston.
We arrived safely at the beautiful village of Mells at 1.45 where, after a stroll down historic streets, we were treated to tea and cake in the beautiful Manor House gardens by the Earl & Countess of Oxford and Asquith. Deacon Mario ended our afternoon by leading us in sung Evening Prayer in the chapel of St Dominic. Grateful thanks to our driver, Neil, who coped so well with the narrow roads on the Mendips. Many thanks to Paul Spindler for his massively efficient organisation of a Hitch-free day
Epiphany – 7th Jan 2018. Another huge turnout representing all sections of the parish enjoyed a Bring and Share Lunch. With dishes ranging from Polish Pierogies to Irish Soda Bread the various origins of Parishioners was well and truly recorded. Thanks to all who attended and or contributed, but a very special thank you to Barbara Blackman who co-ordinated the feast and to the ever present Anne-Marie, Joy and Ruth etc for their help with setting out and tidying up
10th September Parish Picnic & Fun Day
Wow!! What a turnout, and what a feast. Greyfriars simply buzzed with hearty conversation and tables almost groaned with the weight of the food brought by one and all Foods from a wide range of ethnic quarters provided an amazing choice that tested the brain and the appetite while tickling the taste buds. The mature parishioners sat, ate and conversed. Little people toyed with quoits and hoola-hoops – while a mixed aged grouped defied the weather and ventured into the Friary Garden to enjoy bubbles,shuttle-cock and the multi-coloured parachute silk.
Many thanks to all who brought and donated food and especially to Anne-Marie, Anne, Genevieve, Ruth, Jill Pat and to Neil for help setting up and clearing away.