The weather was wet, it was cold and yet we still had so much to be thankful for. This was the last day of Jubilee Celebrations at Stanford le Hope and we were determined to celebrate in style.
We did wonder how many people would come and in the end there were about 60 people present. We commenced with our Jubilee Big Lunch what a fantastic spread there was. After this there quizzes and competitions including a colouring competition for the adults. There were cup cakes to be decorated, candy floss to be made, jubilee badges to be made to name just a few things available.
Unfortunately we were not able to hold our Songs if Praise outside due to the wet and cold weather, but this didn't stop us holding it inside, we had the help of some bandsmen from Romford which made the afternoon even more special. After the Songs of Praise we all gad a piece of the Celebratory Cake and cups of tea then prizes were awarded for the competitions and quizzes.
As people left they were each given a goody bag which included a Jubilee New Testament which members of Stanford le Hope Salvation Army had donated.
All in all it was an excellent day, even if the weather did try its hardest to dampen our spirit. We are now looking forward to a special weekend for the Olympics at the end of July. Thank you to everyone who helped make these celebrations a success.