Partners from Inclusion Cornwall, Truro City Council and All Saints Church are holding a Cornwall Takes Tea event on Saturday September 9, between 2 and 5pm, at All Saints Church.
All are welcome, especially those from other countries and cultures.
There will be tea, coffee, cakes, cream tea and activities to get the conversation flowing.
The tea and coffee is being donated by the Fair Trade Hub and the cakes are being made by some of the church congregation.
Jeremy Putnam from All Saints Church says;
Many times have wars been waged over this, rituals and ceremonies are devoted to preparing it, and about 4 billion people around the world drink it. Since being founded in China over 5000 years ago, tea has now been adopted as Britain’s go to drink to resolve all sorts of kerfuffles. Tea is a beverage for mourners and celebrants, new couples and diamond wedding couples, retired or working, for those on their own or for big shindigs, it is the brew for the few and the many. When I meet with people in a pastoral capacity – we take tea. When I meet prospective marriage couples – we take tea. It is fair to say that the classic words ‘more tea vicar’ are a delight to my ears. Cornwall even has its own world famous Tregothnan Tea!
In fact tea comes in many colours and many flavours, green, white, grey, red and black; decaf, breakfast, fruit, lavender, jasmine, hibiscus, peppermint, lemon and ginger; Gunpowder, Chai, Matcha, Oolong, and even Builders tea; you name it, there’s a cup for you. And that’s the point. This September Inclusion Cornwall, Truro City Council and All Saints Church will be celebrating tolerance, inclusiveness, and diversity in the initiative event ‘Cornwall Takes Tea with the World’.
At this special drop in event on September 9th from 2pm to 5pm at All Saints Church Highertown we will be inviting people to come together that wouldn’t normally meet, to have a cuppa on us! Focusing on promoting tolerance and understanding, we will be welcoming many of our immigrant and migrant workers community, along with residents and our local community, meeting together to share tales and tea.
You are very welcome to join us. It will be fun, it will be free and there’ll be great tea! Rev Jeremy.
Ellie Mosely, of Inclusion Cornwall would love to hear from anyone interested in helping her run a children’s activity on the day, and anyone who would like to run their own similar event. Please contact her on 01872 326440 or