Social Events Newsletter – February 2023


NEWSLETTER – February 2023

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Email Carole Brayford at Or talk to the Revd Paul

Carole writes :  After the beautiful Christmas and New Year weather in Menorca, the last few weeks have been somewhat chilly ! I hope whether you are in Menorca, the UK or elsewhere that you are keeping warm.  

January was a busy month – The Blessing of the Animals in Es Castell was the usual fun event – I found some photos on Facebook showing Rev. Paul and Father Alberto blessing horses, dogs and other animals ! Worth having a look if you can.

In mid-January, 15 of us (including some visitors) enjoyed a good lunch at Opera Restaurant on the port in Mahon and generally managed to stay warm despite the (at times) torrential rain and wind outside.

Then there was the Ecumenical Service for Christian Unity at Santa Margarita hosting the Catholic church, with Father Alberto and Father Gerard joining us, together with representation from the Spanish Evangelical church in Mahon. 

Looking back to December some other news of possible interest :

You may have heard that some significant works were carried out to the church – the problems with the damp ceiling were successfully rectified and the church was then repainted, with new tiles laid on the altar floor.  This was at a cost of some 8000€ although we were very grateful for generous donations of 2500€ towards the work. The church is now looking splendid and ready to welcome summer visitors !

Outreach to the Wider Community –

  • Before Christmas, we were able to fund 76 food vouchers for 42 families, providing a Christmas lunch for those in need in Es Castell (distributed via the Social Services department). 
  • Ukrainian Refugees – Also in December we were again able to give a further 400€ in support vouchers for Ukrainian refugees living in Menorca and with no other support.  There were around 40 refugees at the last count, mostly mothers with children from 1 to 18.

    Ukraine – support boxes of food and other much needed items were donated in December and transported to Ukraine (via our contacts in Palma).  More boxes have been sent in January.


Lent –

  • Shrove Tuesday – 21 February.  There will be pancakes served at the church at 1pm.  More details to follow in the weekly Bulletin.
  • Ash Wednesday – 22 February. A service at 11am with imposition of ashes.  Other locations available during the day upon request (eg Alcalfar) – contact Rev. Paul for more details.
  • Weekly Lent Studies – These will start on Wednesday 1st March in church after the morning worship (11am) and be followed by a simple soup lunch.  More details available shortly.

Lunch – Tuesday 28 February – this will be at the Chinese/Japanese restaurant Itanou in Malbuger at 1.30pm at a cost of 20€ p.hd. to include a choice from the Menu del Dia and include wine, soft drinks and coffee.  All are welcome.  Please use the sign up sheet on the church notice board or email Carole Brayford or the Rev. Paul direct.  Do invite friends and family. Lifts can be organised – again let Carole or Paul know.

GOLF TOURNAMENT 2023.  It is likely that this will be held in September next year.  Details will be announced as soon as possible.  Remember friends, visitors and neighbours are more than welcome to join this fundraising event.  


Make a note in your diary of dates and join us if you can.  More information from me or from Rev. Paul.  

We hope to continue with regular get togethers each month through this year.  If anyone is willing to host an event – coffee morning, afternoon tea, or simple tapas that would be much appreciated.  Please let Carole know.  


Many thanks


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