Social Committee News

Social Events

English Martyrs Danbury with
Holy Trinity South Woodham Ferrers
The Parish Social Committee
The Year So Far and The Year Ahead

October 2018

When Fr James arrived in the Parish last October, he was very keen to get the parish more socially active. He asked that we put on an ‘Elvis night’ social evening in the New Year.

Christmas Raffle 2017
The annual Christmas raffle was held with donations being collected from parishioners to make up Christmas hampers. A profit of £383.00 was raised for parish funds.

Elvis Night 27 January 2018
Venue: Danbury Village Hall, Danbury
This was a great night and very well attended by parishioners, their friends and family. We had well over 120 people present and the feedback received was very positive. The event made a profit of £1,191.00.

Italian Evening 10 March 2018
Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall, Little Baddow
Again, this was very well attended by parishioners. Social committee members Pat and Lorenzo Borrelli made a wonderful four course meal for everyone attending and the food was delicious. We had a wonderful team of helpers who came forward to help in the kitchen both during the day and the evening. Parishioners also volunteered, along with some of the youth of our parish, to wait on tables. The feedback we received from this event was very complimentary. The event made a profit of £875.00.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Evening 9 June 2018
Venue: St Joseph’s School Hall, South Woodham Ferrers
Jim Tidmarsh and his band ‘Quiff and the Shades’ entertained us for the evening. Again, this was a very enjoyable evening and attended well by parishioners. The feedback received was again very positive. This event made a profit of £650.00.

Bring & Share Afternoon – 23 September 2018
Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall, Little Baddow
This was a free event to attend and we asked parishioners to bring some food to share. We had about 40 parishioners come along to this event. It was a shame that the event was not as well attended as it could have been. There was plenty of food for all to share and the feedback received was very positive with parishioners saying we should do this more often as a parish. It was a lovely afternoon and nice to see parishioners coming together to share in food and chat.
Fr James’ Going Away Party/Elvis – 6 October 2018
Venue: Danbury Village Hall, Danbury
Elvis was back and in fine form. This was a free event as Fr James paid for Elvis and an anonymous donor paid for the hall hire. It was a great evening and enjoyed by all who attended. Elvis will be back again in the New Year.

Future Events
Day Trip to Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre – 24 November 2018
Tickets are on sale at the moment and selling well.

Christmas Raffle
We will be having the annual Christmas raffle again this year. The difference this year is we have paid for pre-printed tickets and the 1st prize will be a cash sum of £100 with Christmas hampers made up from donations received from parishioners as runner up prizes.

Race Night – 2 February 2019
Venue: St Joseph’s School Hall, South Woodham Ferrers
We will be hosting a race night and have booked Paul’s Race Night to run this event for us.

Ceilidh Night – 16 March 2019
Venue: Little Baddow Memorial Hall, Little Baddow
We have a five piece ceilidh band called Bushes and Briars coming to entertain us and we will be offering an Irish stew and potato supper on the night.

1940’s Night – May 2019 (TBC)
Venue: TBC
We have the Femmes, a three piece female 1940’s band, coming to entertain us. More details to follow.

Proposed Events for 2019
We hope to put on a day on a barge boat in the summertime and also a family fun day in the summer too. There will also be other events taking place in the latter part of the year which are yet to be organised.