Coronation Tea At The Cathedral

Three generations of the Crocker and Stone families enjoyed afternoon tea “with” King Charles: Lorraine Stone, Diane Crocker, Jessie Nash, Sheila Crocker, Hannah Stone, Maureen Crocker, and Shelley Crocker.
Doreen H. Klassen

Three-tiered cake plates, elegant china teacups and saucers, a lovely array of teapots, and gracious catering in the Cathedral’s Art & Eileen Churchill Hall on April 23rd certainly rivalled afternoon tea at one of Great Britain’s Bettys Café Tea Rooms.  

As a custom introduced in England in the early 19th century by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, the event featured the much anticipated crustless sandwiches, including cucumber and cream cheese, and also egg sandwiches, scones, custard tarts, petit fours, and so much more.

Hosted by the parish council of the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Corner Brook, the tea was given in honour of the May 6th Coronation of King Charles III.  

Some guests came with friends, and others with family—often in two and even three generation groupings—but all enjoyed the tasty fare, the warm camaraderie, and the magnificent array of fascinators and royal memorabilia.

Parishioner Marilyn Smart brought her Beta group to the tea.

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