Service of Thanksgiving

A Service of Thanksgiving for the year of office of the Mayor of Runnymede, Mrs Elaine Gill, took place at St Mary’s Church, Thorpe on Sunday 8th May (“torp” was originally a word for village). Father Damian conducted the service in this beautiful church which dates back to Saxon times. The congregation much enjoyed the two songs written and performed by The Environmental Children’s Choir. After the Service, guests sat at tables on the sweeping lawns of the TASIS American School – which is next to the church – and in hot sunshine enjoyed a quintessential English tea.