St John's free morning tea resumes from COVID break

Parish admin officer Kaylene Windsor, Lyn Ledger and Dorothy Nash. Photo: contributed
Parish admin officer Kaylene Windsor, Lyn Ledger and Dorothy Nash. Photo: contributed

It's coming back.

The ladies of St John's Anglican Church in Young are looking forward to resuming their very well attended Wednesday morning teas in the Church Hall in Cloete Street.

Sadly, like many other activities, the weekly morning teas came to a shuddering halt last March when COVID-19 restrictions came into place.

The St John's morning coffees were started some 14 years ago with five people attending to the first one.

Attendances vary from anywhere between 35 to 55, however the room was jammed packed on one occasion when 85 people visited and enjoyed the hospitality of the church.

The church will restart morning teas on Wednesday, March 3, but with COVID restrictions in place.

People who attend will be required to either use the QR code or else sign in with their contact details.

"We will be able to comply with the 1.5m requirement by careful setting up of tables and now that space restrictions are reduced to two square metres per person it shouldn't be a problem, we just want to welcome people back," said Dorothy Nash, long term convenor.

As usual there will be a range of luscious cakes and slices for people to enjoy.

The purpose of the mornings is to provide a venue where people can simply have a cuppa and a chat.

A small group of dedicated volunteers run the mornings but more helpers are needed.

St John's Anglicare OpShop is open 9.30am to 1.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

So why not OpShop and have morning tea on Wednesdays.

The Church would love to see you.

The photo shows St John's getting ready for the restart with parish admin officer Kaylene Windsor, Lyn Ledger and Dorothy Nash.

"It is always rewarding to see people enjoying themselves in a safe environment and to see the life of the town coming back to as near normal as possible," The Rector, the Venerable Neil Percival said.

The morning tea events begin 10am to 12pm every Wednesday resuming on March 3.

Any further details can be obtained by phoning Kaylene at the church office on 6382 1811.