Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 13

by Sylvia McConnell


With the wizardry of Marlene Corfield’s organization, St. Andrew’s hosted the community at a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper this week in the church hall.

Pancakes, sausage, and real maple syrup from Sprigings’s Sugar Bush guaranteed everyone a sugar high. Each table was served by a member of St. Andrew’s congregation, and Archdeacon Nancy was front row centre in all the action. Altogether, about fifteen people from St. Andrew’s worked hard to make this event a success.

This reporter was pleased to be able to chat with two different groups who joined us for the occasion from the Wellington community. It was also heartwarming to see families with children arriving at St. Andrew’s for this special treat. An estimated one hundred people attended the supper, with many taking part in the silent auction.

Many thanks to everyone who cooked, washed dishes, served, and made sure that dessert and drinks were available for everyone. What a wonderful outreach it was to our community.


The ACW Community Roast Beef Dinner, January 28, 2024:

(article and pictures from our roving reporter, Sylvia McConnell)

Chili Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2024:

On the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl, the men of St. Andrew’s delighted the women with a chili bake-off — accompanied by cornbread, salads, and desserts provided by the women.


Archdeacon Nancy, a chili lover, was the tasting judge for the event, ably abetted by David Bailey. This reporter will attest to the fact that the judges had a difficult task in choosing a winner among the seven chilis on offer as each one was unique: ground beef, shredded beef, shredded chicken, one with mushrooms, one with corn … However, the judges persevered and, using a complicated mathematical formula, they came up with the winning chili , the one prepared by Ray Daubney. Ray received to much applause the blue Chili Bowl.


The other delicious chilis were provided by Ron Cook, Don Creighton, John Giles, David Huether, Pete Mannheim, and Bill Pennell. Many thanks to these great cooks! And what a delight it was for the women to see the kitchen filled with men clearing up and doing the dishes at the end of the meal.


Many thanks to everyone for entering into the fun of the event. And rumour has it that Ray Daubney has promised (or was his arm twisted by the reporter) to bring a big blue bowl of chili to future potlucks.



The ACW Community Roast Beef Dinner, January 28, 2024:

(article and pictures from our roving reporter, Sylvia McConnell)


The women of the ACW, along with their male helpers, stepped up to the plate again last night to provide a wonderful roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. The meat was perfectly cooked, the gravy was delicious, and the array of pies, hopefully to be seen in the accompanying photo, was spectacular. The Roving Reporter had a mouth-watering slice of coconut cream pie.


To this reporter’s eye, well over a hundred people took part. It was not only the chance to have a complete roast beef dinner at a reasonable price that lured people to the church hall last night, but the chance to socialize and relax not only with friends but with people from the community who don’t normally come to our church


I would like to commend all the volunteers who prepared the food, set up the hall, and cleaned up afterwards. It was a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for the diners, and yet a streamlined operation.


This reporter is already looking forward to next year’s community roast beef dinner.