Were you so lucky to be at the Garden Party of The Friends of The College at Newman’s Littlemore on 9 June 2018?
Garden parties are the pleasant part of an English summer from Buckingham Palace to a patchwork of lesser lawns. One such is the annual celebration at Newman’s garden at Littlemore. A lovely place to visit on any day, but alive with stalls and smiles, as the sisters seek to raise funds and spirits, for an all too brief couple of hours.
There were games, gifts, cakes, strawberries and ice cream, and all to the cheering accompaniment of a string quartet. There were many familiar faces and some very new visitors, either because they were new to the world since the last such occasion, or because they had found this oasis of happiness for the first time, and, of course, there were the smiling Sisters of The Spiritual Family The Work always at hand to make everyone welcome.
Their life of prayer was in evidence also because the good Lord sent the most perfect of weather to bless their enterprise. If you missed it this year, please don’t miss it again.
The Garden Fete is a fundraising event towards the upkeep of The College. For more information contact:
International Centre of Newman Friends
c/o The Spiritual Family The Work
9 College Lane, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4LQ
Tel: 01865 779743