Community pulls together for Buxton church’s Christmas party

Partygoers enjoyed themselves at the St Peter's Church Christmas event.
Partygoers enjoyed themselves at the St Peter's Church Christmas event.

Even dull weather did not dampen festive spirits at the vicar’s Christmas tea party at St Peter’s church hall.

Local residents enjoyed pulling crackers, feasting on a two-course meal, drinking sherry and opening gifts.

Then it was time for the entertainment, courtesy of Charles Kitchen and Fairfield Brass Band who played a programme of carols.

To round off the occasion, The Rev Carl Edwards took to the stage with his guitar for more seasonal songs.

Guest of honour was Roy Pickles, chairman of the Buxton Hall Bank Trust.

The little-known charity exists to help fund activities and projects that benefit people in their later years.

Organiser Marion Wright explained: “We invited Roy to see first hand how the Trust’s donation had been spent and what it had achieved. We thank the committee for their support.”

Marion also reserved thanks for Morrisons Community Champion, who donated gift vouchers to purchase the food, the supermarket’s staff who prepared many of the dishes, and Buxton Volunteer Bureau who assisted with transport.

Last but not least, said Marion: “I’d like to thank all the ladies who helped prepare, serve and clear up.”