St. Paul’s and Heritage House which celebrated its 85 anniversary August 21, held another of its celebrated Sunday Teas on September 11.
Following 15 years of extensive restorations, the Heritage Society held its first open house in May 2015.
Since that time, to help raise money for the continuing upkeep of the house and church, the St. Paul’s Heritage Society has held a number of fundraising events at Heritage House including Sunday Teas, where tea, coffee, pie and ice cream are served.
The Sunday get-togethers at Heritage House are not just fundraisers but also an invitation for people to come and see the meticulously restored house and church and to enjoy traditional Sunday tea in an ideal environment.
Due to the popularity of the Sunday tea events, another vital attribute that has been restored to Heritage House is its lived-in atmosphere.
Many of the visitors who regularly drop by the house for these occasions now feel a sense of familiarity with the surrounding and as a result, the house is not a lifeless museum exhibit but a piece of living history.
St. Paul’s Heritage House is now recognizable as a place where community members socialize on occasion, which appropriately, was also one of the original functions of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in McLennan when it was first established.