Annual Epiphany Eucharist & BBQ in the Mountains — Saturday, 6th February
12 noon, approx., for Eucharist service then 1 p.m. for the barbecue.
Please note: Because of the pandemic, the barbecue will have to be handled somewhat differently this year:
The barbecue is strictly RSVP. Because of social distancing requirements, the number of people who can attend has to be strictly limited to that we can safely house inside if there is rain on the day. Therefore:
If you are thinking of attending, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Sunday, 24th January. It is very much a first up best dressed affair with your name being entered on a spread sheet in the order it comes in. I will also need contact details, email address preferably, or phone number, both to be able to confirm with you your attendance and to be able to contact you in case everything has to be cancelled at the last minute.
There will be a hand sanitation station as you enter the property and others strategically placed for your use. Access to the sides and dessert table will not be the usual free-for-all of previous years but served by volunteers (anyone willing to volunteer?) to prevent cross-contamination. Also, access to the undercroft where the food will be served will be strictly limited to just a few people at a time.
The barbecue will be fully catered so no need to bring anything but yourself, a partying spirit and sunny weather, if you can manage it. It is also worth noting that if you want something posher from the barbecue than snags, you are at liberty to bring what you desire to be barbecued for you, although there will be a good selection of non-barbecued and non-meat options on the sides table. Also, bring a bottle of your favourite tipple if you wish to imbibe something stronger than soft drink or juice.
Hoping for the best while planning for the worse, we remain your genial hosts,
Lea MacNeil and Donald Thomas