Tuesday 20 December 2022

Christmas Vestment Mending Party

 Lucy writes: Great fun was had by all at our annual Vestment Mending Christmas Party, held at the church hall of St Gregory & St Augustine on 17th December, thanks to the hospitality of Fr John Saward.

We absorbed quite a lot of mulled wine and mince pies.

Some of us even managed to do some sewing.

It was a treat to see members from all over the country: a party came from the London chapter, including the founder of their chapter, Susan Gollop. We also had guests from as far afield as Kent and Herefordshire, as well as a representative from the Birmingham & Black Country chapter.

Festive knitwear and accessories were very much encouraged.

No one is too young or too old to join in either the work or the fun!

Vreni, the leader the of the London chapter, had brought with her some of the mantillas which are their special interest: as you can see it is mounted on a hairband. They are for sale from the Guild of St Clare at St Bede's for £5.

A Guild of St Clare vestment mending session would be unthinkable without tea, and plenty of it.

Every guest took away a party bag with a Christmas present from the Guild of St Clare: one of our beautiful bone china mugs, now available for sale from the Latin Mass Society shop.

I'm so grateful to everyone who came for making the party a success: it was lovely to see Guild of St Clare members gathered from all corners of England, and the perfect curtain-raiser to Christmas. I'm already planning next year's!

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