The Parishes of St. George, Georgetown and St. Alban, Glen Williams gathered together for an outdoor service and picnic on Sunday, June 12. The picnic was held on the beautiful property of St. Alban’s along side the Credit River. The Rev’d Graham Stap, rector of St. Alban’s, preached and the Rev’d Rob Park, rector of St. George’s, celebrated at the Lord’s Table. Over 120 members from the two communities worshiped together while seated together on lawn chairs and picnic tables.
Following the service, the church schools from each church presented awards and certificates to all the church school children. The wonderful smell of the BBQ brought our attention to lunch which was served from the parish hall. Most returned to the outside to eat under shade of the trees by the riverside.
Fun and games organized by the two church schools included a large inflatable slide and a number of games like the three legged race, egg relay, and the water balloon toss. The grand finale was the strangely popular “soak the priest” sponge toss. Both Graham and Rob took their turns in the place of honour.
The service and picnic was a great way to bring our two neighbouring parishes together to both worship and have some excellent fellowship and fun.