The Social Committee have had a fairly quiet time recently, with the church closed for our reordering project.
The film club on the first Monday of the month is continuing to be a popular event, the members vote on the choice of film for next time, the terms of the licence prevent us from publishing it on the website but it is included in the Newsletter each week. Last week We saw 'Eye in the Sky' starring Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman, a brilliant film.
We have continued to support the 'Friends' events, with refreshments, The Royal Town Gala Concert on the 22nd October is the next one and the first in the church for nearly a year. The concert after is Di Xiao on 3rd November.
Last weekend we held a Bring 'n' Share lunch to celebrate harvest festival, with 49 people attending. There was more food than could be eaten, although I tried! We also held a competition for the children. We asked them to make a collage face out of cut out vegetable pictures, in the style of Guiseppe Arcimbaldo or draw a picture in the same style, there were some excellent entries.
We are holding a 'Big Breakfast' event on Sunday 27th November before the 10am service, with the proceeds going to our nominated charity for the year, the British Heart Foundation (probably a contradiction, but definitely needed after).
We will also be doing the refreshments after the All Souls Service on the evening of Sunday 30th October and the mince pies and mulled wine after the Candlelit Carol Service on Sunday 18th December.
There's nothing like food and drink to bring everyone together, that's what the social committee is all about.