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Garden Party at Kilwarlin Moravian Church

Beautiful weather added to the idyllic setting for a wonderful Garden Party

Some of the large crowd that enjoyed a wonderful sunny afternoon at the Garden Party at Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th June.

Some of the large crowd that enjoyed a wonderful sunny afternoon at the Garden Party at Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th June.

Beautiful summer weather added to the idyllic setting for a Garden Party held in the grounds of Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday afternoon 10th June.  Pipers Andrew Millen and Michael Woods piped in the start of the event, which was opened by Mrs Maureen Patton assisted by the Minister, the Rev Paul Holdsworth and the Chairman – Fred Walsh.  Mrs Patton recalled fond memories of living at Ballyknock and visiting the garden party with her mother - Rosena Dillon and sisters Isobel and Betty.  She said that she was glad that nothing had changed and went on to say that her most recent acquisition from the church was Suzanne Law, her daughter-in-law.  Fred Walsh, now a member of St Paul’s Parish, Lisburn, was a member of Kilwarlin Church and Sunday School during his childhood days.  He lived on the Puddleduck Road and with no cars in those days he recalled the long walk to church and many happy times spent rolling down the large mound in the church grounds. 

After the official opening, many people enjoyed Cream Teas and Strawberry and Cream either in the church hall or at tables in the garden.  There were a variety of cakes, plants, crafts and book stalls and a Treasure Hunt for children. Brian Thompson and Billy Gibson provided live musical entertainment with a host of foot tapping well-known songs adding to a great day of family fun and fellowship.  The church, which was open for visitors, was built in 1835 on the site of the original church built in 1755.   

Adam and Stuart Walker pictured presenting gifts to Mrs Maureen Patton (left) and Mrs Eleanor Walsh (right) at the opening of the Garden Party at Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th June.  Also included is L to R:  (back row) Fred Walsh, Rev Paul Holdsworth and Patsy Holdsworth.

Adam and Stuart Walker pictured presenting gifts to Mrs Maureen Patton (left) and MrsEleanor Walsh (right) at the opening of the Garden Party at Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th June. Also included is L to R:  (back row)Fred Walsh, Rev Paul Holdsworth and Patsy Holdsworth.

Crooner Brian Thompson entertains some ladies at the cake stall during the Garden Party at Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th June.  L to R:  Margaret Gibson, Alice Heatley, Brian Thompson, Hazel Scott, Valerie Walker, Hazel Law (Church Treasurer) and Violet Best.

Crooner Brian Thompson entertains some ladies at the cake stall during the Garden Party at Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th . L to R:  Margaret Gibson, Alice Heatley, Brian Thompson, Hazel Scott, Valerie Walker, Hazel Law (Church Treasurer) and Violet Best.

Amelia Megarry, Vera Savage, Hazel McCready and Ruth Cochrane enjoying afternoon tea at the Garden Party in Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th June.

Amelia Megarry, Vera Savage, Hazel McCready and Ruth Cochrane enjoying afternoon tea at the Garden Party in Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th June.

Ida McCready, Hilda Law, Ruth Laird and Evette Boyes with their low calorie Cream Teas and Strawberry and Cream at Kilwarlin Moravian Garden Party on Saturday 10th June.

Ida McCready, Hilda Law, Ruth Laird and Evette Boyes with their low calorie Cream Teas and Strawberry and Cream at Kilwarlin Moravian Garden Party on Saturday 10th June.

Pictured against the picturesque backdrop of Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th June is ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ members George Banks - Compo and Billy Gibson (back row) and seated at the front - Brian Thompson and Billy Hoey.

Pictured against the picturesque backdrop of Kilwarlin Moravian Church on Saturday 10th June is ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ members George Banks - Compo and Billy Gibson (back row) and seated at the front - Brian Thompson and Billy Hoey.