President’s “at home” – Sunday 13th August 2017
The sun shone for our President’s “at home” event, which began with Mass at St Philip Neri Church, Mansfield. Brother John and Ev had invited a number of their friends from the parish as well as brothers, wives and visiting gentlemen so there was a good-sized gathering in the garden, despite so many members of Circle being away on holiday. It was great to see David and Moyra, who had come up from Petersfield for the weekend.
The food was delicious and abundant as you can see from plates in the picture, with Pimm’s and other liquid refreshments available to quench thirsts.
We rounded off the afternoon with a raffle (well, as Brother John said, it wouldn’t be a Catholic gathering without one) for a range of prizes including champagne, whisky, wines, a pot plant and painting. As the evening drew closer, happy revellers began to drift away, having had a splendid afternoon together whilst a few stayed on and enjoyed the company until it was almost breakfast time again.