Tea Room in the Rectory front room

by Michael Ford last modified 29 Jan, 2019 03:24 PM

For the second year running Dorset’s Rural Officer, Revd Richard Kirlew and his wife Liz have thrown their Rectory open to the Benefice and beyond as a Tea Room for the day.

Coffee, tea, sausage rolls, sandwiches, cakes and cream teas were the order of the day at the Rectory, Holwell as the ‘tea rooms’ were open and served around 70 ‘covers’ or customers.

Richard, who is also a Team Vicar in the Three Valleys Benefice said:
“We decided to do this as January can be such a gloomy month. We thought that it might be nice to think of summer again. People were invited to wear summer clothes and be in holiday mode.”

With his Rural Officer hat on, Richard added:
“This is an excellent way of bringing people together. A number of those who visited us today were from several parishes and had not met each other before. A good way to combat rural isolation and make friends!”

Richard and Liz raised around £475 for their Benefice funds. Richard made the comment that he thought that plans were underway for another event in 2020!

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