The Social Committee try to organise events for friends and family of the congregation to join in and have fun. The aim is basically to cover our costs, but if there is any money left over it goes to the nominated charity for the year, chosen by the PCC. This year it is the British Heart Foundation.
What have the Social Committee been doing? Well, we have organised a cake and cookie sale and a raffle after the morning service for Valentines day. The theme being hearts and flowers in light of the BHF charity, although I don't suppose the charity would have approved of the cakes and cookies!! We have also been supporting the 'Friends of Holy Trinity' concerts with the refreshments.
Another fun event we organised was a Quiz with a fish and chip supper, it was on St Georges Day (which was also the 400th anniversary of Shakespeares death). To prevent the Rector winning again, his wife Kristina wrote the questions and John kept score. We had a good turnout, the fish and chips were supplied by a local chip shop and we also raised £120 for the British Heart Foundation.
We will be organising refreshments for the forthcoming Friends events, Drawing Room Opera on Saturday 14th May and Intimate Theatre on Saturday 2nd July.
We will be supporting the CYG Film Premiere on Sunday 22nd May. Selling ice creams during the intermission.
We are planning an event to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday on Sunday 12th June. We thought about a Bring and Share lunch, we thought about a Picnic, then we thought about combining them and we decided to hold a Traditional Street Party, in the car park! So if you want to join us, put your name on the list in the Trinity Centre (so we know how many are coming), it will be after the 10am service.
On Sunday 2nd October we have the Right Reverend David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham, coming to the 10am service, to mark the reopening of the church, after the re-ordering project is completed. We will be serving canapés and drinks from the new refreshment area.
We will be doing something for Harvest and are also planning a Big Breakfast watch this space!
Colin & Sue