Supper Club Report – Time to buff up your candlesticks and polish those glasses!

Posted on May 31, 2013


Supper ClubOur Supper Groups, organised by Rev. Hazel Miall, provide the opportunity to meet together informally, outside of church. There are a number of different groups which range in size and meet at different times throughout the year depending on what is convenient, sometimes alternating between different houses.

The idea behind the supper groups is simple – each person prepares a separate course and brings this to the meal. A ‘co-ordinator’ helps to arrange dates and plan who is bringing which course. There is no hidden purpose – we aren’t asked to proof read the Parish Mission Action Plan, fold pew sheets or consider some new fundraising strategy – in fact you don’t have to talk about the church at all!

Hosting the supper club at our house gave us the chance to get out our candlesticks and polish our silver (normally we are tea on trays people – shocking, I know!) Mitch Lloyd made a delicious onion soup, Henry Lamprecht prepared a tasty venison pie, Pat Atkins brought the wine, Ali St-Denis prepared the pudding and I brought the cheese and crackers. The conversation was diverse and flowing and led to some interesting discussions, including thoughts on education as Ali comes to the end of her final academic year as a teacher at Keble School in Winchmore Hill and Mitch prepares to start his first year as a teacher at The Latymer School. We missed Pam Knight because she was away with her family – this gave us the opportunity to open another bottle of wine to toast her birthday, before tucking in to pudding!

Being part of a supper group is an excellent way to meet friends and neighbours. You don’t have to be a trained chef or have palatial accommodations for the group to succeed! Our house must be the smallest in the parish and I am the worst cook!

To find out more about the supper groups, speak to Rev Hazel Miall or the Vicar.