We ate pizza, and were then treated to a showing of The Town That Sang, a short musical film. Jack, who is a member of Wesley Memorial Church, wrote the music for the film – and gave us a short talk about it and answered our questions.
The film was funded by a Kickstarter campaign and some of the funders are also Phab members, who had seen it already, but were quite happy to see it again.
Mary and Helen welcoming the Lord Mayor. The Mayor greeting members.
Helen had prepared a quiz, so we divided up into four teams,
The Mayor’s team – called The Chain Gang – working on the quiz
Some of the other teams, hard at work. Helen reading out the questions.
After the quiz we ate a meal of jacket potatoes with savoury mince, tuna, cheese or baked beans, followed by tea or coffee.
Boccia in the Church
We moved through into the church, where there was more space for a game of Boccia. Trisha enjoying Boccia in the church
The Mayor bowled well, but his team did not quite catch up with the lead the General Ignorance team had built up in the quiz.
Presenting the prizes
At the end of the evening the Lord Mayor presented The Lord Mayor’s Challenge Cup to some members of the winning team. There were also chocolates which were shared with anyone who wanted one.
We hope Rae will be able to return next year, as Deputy Mayor for another Lord Mayor’s Challenge
Phab were invited to the Wesley Memorial Open Doors Murder Mystery evening.Â This included a meal, being prepared here.
The hall was set up.
Tables were labelled with the names of famous detectives.
We are Oxford after all – we also had Lewis,Â as well as Rebus and so on from other places.
Here is the Hall filled with aspiring detectives.
The players in action
Enjoying the meal.
The Inspector reveals the result, which was a surprise to my table,
We alway enjoy joint activities with the church.
We had already given our menu choices for meals from Noodle Nation and they had been told what we wanted and had it all ready for us to collect. They had even labelled all the containers with whose order it was, which made distributing them very simple.
Mary had baked biscuits for desert for anyone who still had a space !