Whodunnit?? On Saturday,  6th June we found out…… at our Afternoon Tea Murder Mystery, in aid of Christians Against Poverty and Church funds.

An able cast of willing volunteers were on stage ‘in character’ as various suspects for the murder of the local Rector! Don’t worry – Bill is alive and well! It was all an imaginary scenario thank goodness!! Phew. You see, a bit like the well-known board game Cluedo, players had to work out who committed the murder, from clues provided by the testimony of the main suspects. The names of these suspects may just ring a bell or two….   We had Alan Dale, the church treasurer and his lovely wife Anna Dale, Glen Craig, the church curate, Oriel O ‘Knock and Flora Winds to name but a few. Sound familiar?

As we enjoyed a truly sumptuous afternoon tea, the suspects toured our tables, allowing us just 3 minutes to question each of them in turn. Where were you at the time of the murder? Describe your relationship with the deceased? Is there anything you feel you want to tell us?? This gives a flavour of the interrogation to which they were subjected.

Then came the moment of truth – we had to decide who we thought was guilty. Five tables got it right, one even guessing the murder weapon too! There are super sleuths in our midst, never fear!

Huge thanks must go to the ladies of the parish for providing such a wonderful afternoon tea, all laid out on gorgeous vintage china, sourced also from our own Parish. Look out, The Merchant – you’ve got strong competition!

Thanks also to all our actors, who gave such a convincing performance and who really entered in to the spirit of the event with full gusto! It was a really original idea, which proved highly entertaining for all age groups. A great way to meet new people, welcome visitors and forge fresh friendships. Roll on the next one!

By Claire Press

The event raised just over £1300 with some costs to be deducted. Many thanks to our organising team,  the cast,  those who supported the event, lent china and table cloths and those who made a donation when they were unable to come along.

Heather Elliott

Have a look at some photos of the afternoon HERE

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