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English Tea For French Locals In Pau

St Andrew’s Church Pau, in South West France, invited the local townsfolk to tea as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations for the English speaking congregation.Church members hosted a traditional afternoon tea (with specially imported clotted cream for the scones) on the lawn of the former Presbytery, generously loaned to them by the present owner. National politician and Mayor of Pau, François Bayrou, headed the guest list. The church choir gave two performances during the afternoon of John Rutter’s The Sprig of Thyme and in the church itself was a flower festival on the theme of an English country garden.  The occasion was an opportunity to thank the people of Pau for their hospitality towards the English-speaking community and to forge new friendships and links within the town.

Thanks to Churchwarden John Arthur for the information