China and chat at church centre

Visitors to a Coronation cream tea at the Church Centre in Quaker’s Road, Downend,  were served home-made cakes on traditional china, which all had to be washed by hand.

A total of 95 people attended the event on May 8, singing songs accompanied by pianist Roger Cholmondeley and playing Call My Bluff with clues devised by Thelma Martin.

Christ Church Downend chaplain for older people, Anne-Louise Critchlow, said there was a “feeling of fun and welcome” at the event, adding: “The flags were up, the tea was poured, the tables set, and the chatter was in full flow!”

She thanked the helpers who made the event and South Gloucestershire council, which provided  a £250 grant.