Organisers of a Valentine’s event at St Nicholas’ have thanked those who helped raise hundreds of pounds towards the church fund.
The Valentine Victorian Afternoon Tea on Saturday saw parishioners, friends and visitors from local churches gather in the hall to enjoy a delicious spread, companionship and fine music.
The church itself was also very busy with many people taking part in the guided tours.
The event was organised to meet the costs of recent restoration work at the historic building, which was established on the current site in 1182.
A spokesperson for St Nicholas’ said: “Our thanks go to everyone who worked so hard to make this afternoon such a triumph.
“Whether you helped with the bunting, prepared food, served the teas, washed the dishes or gave guided tours in the church, your help was greatly appreciated.
“We would also like to thank Jenny McBride on harp, Paul Martin on flute and Richard McMaster, vocalist for donating their time and skill in providing an outstanding musical accompaniment.
“The total money raised was £1380 which will go to church funds. This has been a sterling effort and was much appreciated by all who attended.”
Boosted by the success of the event, organisers are now planning a St Patrick’s Day High Tea in the church hall on Monday March 17 at 6pm.
“The fare on this occasion will be Irish stew and apple tart with cream. The cost will be £8 per adult and £5 per child,” the spokesperson added.
“There will once again be a musical accompaniment, so come along for a fine meal, a bit of a jig, a sing-a-long and a bit of craic!”