THE COMMUNITY Kitchen brought a bit of Alice in Wonderland to Cirencester with their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party last Sunday.

St Peter’s Parish Hall was adorned with tree limbs and hanging tea cups, tea pot bunting and the Cheshire Cat perched from the ceiling above.

Dinner guests enjoyed an afternoon tea filled with traditional treats displayed on 3-tiered cake stands.

Local café, Diversitea, helped support the event by donating scones, clotted cream, jam and lemon drizzle cake.

(Image: Supplied) Several parishioners from St Peter’s and St Mary’s also contributed an assortment of sandwiches and cakes.

The free festivity brought in 72 people who enjoyed the tea party complete with decorative crockery that Watermoor House generously lent the Community Kitchen.

Volunteers also gave out Diversitea vouches for ‘best creative hat’!

The elegant and quirky event was the perfect way to end the recent series of festive dinners.

Plans ahead include a Community Kitchen ‘Paella Night’ fundraiser on Sunday, 8th September and dinners will begin again on Sunday, 15th September with a Greek themed dinner.

The Community Kitchen offers festive dinners for anyone in need of a lovely meal or fellowship.

The dinners are served by parishioners from St Peter’s in Cirencester, St Mary’s in Cricklade and St Thomas’s in Fairford.

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