Bideford Catholic Churches

Catholic churches of Bideford and Torrington


16th July - Gift Day and Tea Party

A GIFT DAY & TEA PARTY took the place of the Summer Fête this year. This was in the form of special gift day envelopes which were distributed at Masses. The envelopes were collected in red buckets after Masses or brought to the tea party.


We were asked to think about what we would normally contribute to the Summer Fête and then, if possible, be even more generous.


On the 16th July we had a Parish Social occasion in the form of the Tea Party. This was free to all parishioners and friends. The event was supported by donations of food towards the tea as well as volunteers who helped in the kitchen, setting up the hall and clearing away.


This was a most enjoyable occasion with a delicious tea, pop up stalls and singing from the Torrington Choir and friends.


THANK-YOU to everyone who contributed to the PARISH GIFT DAY & TEA PARTY.

The final total was

£2232.95

(including Gift Aid).


Very Well Done to everyone who attended!


Click on the picture below or here for a slide-show of photos


Father Terry at the Tea Party