St Peter & St Paul Catholic Women’s League in Lincoln hosts three fund raising teas each year: Strawberry Tea in June, Harvest Tea in October and Christmas Tea in December.
Because the funeral of our spiritual mentor, Fr Michael Lynch, took place on the 13th December, our Christmas Tea 2017 actually happened on 15th January 2018. Many parishioners, as well as supporters from other churches and none, came together to attend, enjoying the delicious spread set before them, excellent value at only £4.50 per head.
Everyone who attended expressed how much they had enjoyed themselves; there was a lovely atmosphere of pleasant chatter and even though Fr Eddy our parish priest was unwell he popped in to make sure we were having a good time.
Through partaking of the huge quantity of sandwiches and savouries, sausage rolls, quiches, cakes and desserts, each tea raises between £300 to £500 for the many local, national and international charities which CWL supports. We have to thank the unstinting generosity, hard work, efficiency and team spirit of the ladies of the St Peter & St Paul’s CWL in organising the teas, without whom these magnificent afternoons would cease to exist.
We are blessed with a loyal, supportive and generous clientele, both within and outside the parish. Their support helps to raise the money, which goes toward alleviating the suffering of the dispossessed, the sick and the persecuted.
Liz Aldridge, CWL, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Lincoln