A ‘right royal’ tea party for Jubilee

Ravensworth Road Jubilee party
Ravensworth Road Jubilee party

CELEBRATIONS to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee were hailed a success at Bulwell’s RAVENSWORTH ROAD METHODIST CHURCH.

More than 100 people from the local community came together for a ‘right royal’ tea party.

Prior to the sit-down celebration, a captivated audience gathered in the church to see talented magician Cliff Carlton put on a sparkling show.

Combining impressive sleight-of-hand with a special gift for comedy, Cliff called on the help of young volunteers as he delighted those in attendance, and their contributions were warmly applauded.

In good spirits, the ‘hungry hordes’ proceeded to the church hall, where they were served a feast which would have been fit for the Queen!

Sisters Gillian Slack and Doreen Carruthers, two of the church’s unsung heroes, co-ordinated the jubilee tea party, backed by the minister, the Rev Terry Nowell, and a team of ‘fantastic volunteers’.

The church’s fun-filled event also featured balloon modelling, a jubilee quiz and a sing-song led by Mr Nowell.

The Ravensworth Road church, highly regarded and described as a ‘great community church’, certainly marked the jubilee in style with fun, friendly and a real community spirit shining through.

“I think we did full justice to this very special 60th anniversary for Her Majesty,” said a church spokesman.

n OUR PHOTO shows the Rev Terry Nowell (back centre) with the team who helped organise the event (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan)