Tea for Two Mile Hill

April 06 2022

AFTERNOON tea, coffee and biscuits are resuming at St Michael’s church hall on Two Mile Hill after a two-year break.

Prior to the pandemic, the weekly event on Friday afternoons from 2pm to 3.30pm was popular with members of the community wanting to sit and have a chat.

However, Covid restrictions saw it shut down for two years until now.

Event organiser Nicola Callen, priest at the church, said it felt like a good time to relaunch.

She said: “People have been very cautious about going out if it’s not absolutely necessary. However, it’s a good thing for people to have some company and sit around a table together for a chat. Before the pandemic we used to have someone who baked lovely cakes. I don’t think she can come any more, so I’m thinking of making some myself.

“I always went along because I’m a people person and love having a chat with anyone. There were usually some members of the church, people from the community and general passers-by because we had a big sign up outside.”

The church hall has also resumed its Friends and Neighbours monthly meeting.

Attendees enjoy talks by a range of speakers, which have included a birds of prey show and a hedgehog expert.

Rev Callen said: “Last time we had a singer and accompanist who used songs to tell the story of Toad of Toad Hall. It was everything from old-fashioned songs to Lloyd Webber songs. It was really refreshing and cleverly done. There’s always a good raffle and we have around 20 people turn up each time.”

The Friends and Neighbours group meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 2pm Admission costs £3 and includes refreshments.