2019 Garden Party Photos

Opening ceremony

Opening ceremony of the 2019 British Garden Party and Fete. Photo courtesy Carolyn Kerouac.

We have a wealth of photos from the 2019 British Garden Party and Fête. Check them out in our gallery.

Stand to! The British Garden Party is here!

Garden Party maypole

Well, our British Garden Party has almost arrived. In a few short days our outdoor extravaganza (this Saturday) will be upon us, and everyone connected with this enterprise is quite excited and rarin’ to go. Needless to say, there are a lot of things that still need to be done during this “run up” week . . . → Read More: Stand to! The British Garden Party is here!

Maypole at the Garden Party

Maypole in Progress

Don’t be a Puritan Roundhead—come to the Cavalier side and join in the Maypole Dance. It’s fun for the whole family. (You don’t have to tell your kids what it’s all about.) The Dance Magnet Students of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts will perform a Maypole Dance at 1:30 PM. . . . → Read More: Maypole at the Garden Party

Jumble at the Garden Party

White Elephant booth

One of the highlights of St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête is the Portobello Road White Elephant Booth. This booth features some of the most elegant jumble in the state of Maryland. Glassware, china, kitchen appliances, knick-knacks, bric-a-brac, curios—you name it. The objects range from the mundane to the eccentric. And everything is reasonably . . . → Read More: Jumble at the Garden Party

Children’s Activities at the Garden Party

There are all sorts of activities for children at St Stephen’s annual Garden Party and Fête. To begin, there are all sorts of interesting crafts to entertain the children. For $1, kids can paint a sun catcher, and for $3, they can paint a flowerpot. Or, for $1, they can have their face painted. . . . → Read More: Children’s Activities at the Garden Party

The British Garden Party is coming soon!

Maypole in Progress

Well, it is only a few days now (May 4th) until our annual British Garden Party, and there is still a lot to be done. The long-range weather prognostication given earlier by our resident forecaster, Fr Hawtin, for good weather seems to be holding up so far.

The Parish Life Committee (PLC) is getting . . . → Read More: The British Garden Party is coming soon!

For the Victims of the Church Bombings in Sri Lanka

The Massacre of the Innocents

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were in the church bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Day, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant our nation the resolve to carry . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Church Bombings in Sri Lanka

Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy Thursday choir singing

The Maundy Thursday service featured Harold Darke’s Communion Service in A minor, Déodat de Séverac’s setting of Tantum ergo, and William Byrd’s Ave verum corpus, sung by the Choir of Men and Boys.

The Maundy Thursday altar. Photo courtesy Carolyn Kerouac.

The Choir of Men & Boys singing at the Maundy . . . → Read More: Maundy Thursday Service

The Children’s Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross 2019

Because of inclement weather, the Children’s Stations of the Cross was held indoors this year. This educational activity takes place every year on Good Friday at 3:30 PM (after the conclusion of the Good Friday Meditations upon the Seven Last Words).

Stations of the Cross 2019. Photo courtesy Carolyn Kerouac.

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The Ladies Who Lunch

Lunch at Basta Pasta

For the April outing, the Ladies Who Lunch went to Basta Pasta on April 17th. If you’re interested in joining them, watch for the announcement of the date and location in the upcoming newsletter.

The Ladies Who Lunch dined at Basta Pasta on Wednesday, April 17th. Photo courtesy Carolyn Kerouac.

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