- Published: Sunday, 09 June 2019 18:56
The latest Rector's Lunch was held in the Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall on Sunday June 9. It was a delightful occasion, with just under 50 people attending. The Beaulieu Abbey Church Social Committee did all the hard work with stalwarts Jan Hoy, Gloria Knight, Annie Melhuish and Margaret Marshall shouldering most of the burden, ably supported by partners and friends. After a welcome drink of sherry or elderflower water, the main course of baked salmon, with new potatoes, garden peas and salad was soon devoured. Conversation followed, and then some truly delightful English strawberries (when did we start calling them 'straws'?) were served with meringue and whipped cream. Tea and coffee was then distributed, masterminded by Father John who showed huge skills in calculating numbers!
An important part of the mission of the Christian Church is to give hospitality and to share food with others. The Rector's lunches are an important way of demonstrating that need.
Well done the cooks and servers, and indeed the washers up! And an especial "thank-you" to the many diners who helped with stacking those chairs (grhhh!) and tables.
Some pictures of the lunch are available here