On Thursday, May 4, at St George's, Maple Ridge, the Oasis 50+ group met for High Tea to honour the upcoming Coronation of King Charles on May 6.
Guests arrived dressed in their finest: the women in elegant dresses and Facinators, or fancy hats. Everyone was shown to tables displaying the finest china plates and tea cups.
Members of Oasis provided an assortment of tiny sandwiches, traditional Cornish Pasties, scones and assorted sweets including shortbreads and mince tarts. This was followed by a delicious English trifle. Tea was served by our esteemed Bernie Pemberton who was dressed in black along with a black top hat.
After the Tea, St George’s rector, the Reverend David Edgerton, spoke briefly (for him) about the significance of the anointing at the Coronation. Then it was time for some fun as Hilda Walker entertained us by acting as a quiz master.
We completed the afternoon by singing God Save the King.
Oasis meets most Thursdays for those 50+ who are free in the daytime. All are welcome to attend but do check the church website first in case the group is taking a week off.