We hold regular social events in the Parish Hall running from a monthly Sunday brunch, ad hoc quizzes and pub nights to the annual Christmas lunch.
Sunday Brunch (Monthly)
We host a brunch every second Sunday of the month except for March when we give way for the Crocus and Cream Teas event.
The brunch menu can vary from month to month but typically offers:
During the brunch hold a raffle for a choice cut of meat and various other donated prizes.
At the end of the brunch we draw the winning ticket for the Monthly Prize Draw.
Pub Night (3 or 4 times a year)
We have a liquor license allowing people to bring their own alcohol to a small number of events per year, so we sometimes run a social pub night to get together for a chat and gossip.
We provided buffet food and usually have a short quiz for those who want to join in.
We name the bar after a local farmer’s cockerel (no longer with us) whose crowing sounded more like laughing.
Quiz Night (1 or 2 times a year)
We periodically host a fun quiz evening for teams of up to six people. There is a small entrance fee which is used to cover the cost of prizes, and to provide tea & biscuits during the interval.
Quiz rounds typically have 10 questions and can cover anything and everything, it depends on the quiz master. Usually there are 8 rounds with a puzzle to work on during the interval.
Team scores are displayed as the evening progresses to spice up the competitiveness. At the end of the quiz the first and second placed team are awarded prizes, which usually involve chocolate of some form (what else!).
Once a year in November we hold the Winnie Memorial Quiz in honour of Winnie Corley who loved quizzing and was a stalwart of the East Worlington Parish quiz team.
Crocus and Cream Teas (March)
In the first two weeks of March, when the crocuses are in bloom, East Worlington House all generously open up their gardens under the National Garden Scheme. People may stroll around the 2 acres gardens to view the crocuses and take in the lovely views down over the valley and the Little Dart river.
Over the years the crocuses have spread through the garden and into the neighbouring churchyard creating a spectacular display.
Volunteers in the Parish Hall serve tea, coffee, orange juice and homemade cakes donated by members of the community.
There is a small entrance charge and proceeds go to the charities supported by the National garden Scheme.