Christians Working Together is inviting Shanklin residents for a cup of tea and cake at St Paul’s Vicarage today (Saturday 10 August)

People can come along between 3pm – 5pm, the aim of the afternoon is simply to provide local people with a free event to enjoy and to build relationships across the town.

There will also be some children’s table activities and some spaces in the back garden where people can take a few minutes out for quiet reflection or tie a request to the Prayer Tree.

Last year, Christians Working Together in Shanklin held the same community event at the end of Shanklin Carnival Week. The new Vicar, Rev Mark Williams was keen to make use of the large garden and open it up to the community.

A team from a number of local churches worked together to make this afternoon tea event take place, and there was a large turnout, with around 3000 cups of  tea served throughout the afternoon.

Christians Working Together in Shanklin was formed in 2002, evening worships are now shared every Sunday at various churches and this is held at the bandstand in Rylstone Gardens over the summer months.