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Volunteering for the St. Philip's Tea Room

The Tea Room Tradition at St. Philip’s Church

The Tea Room is a St. Philip’s tradition that was begun in 1952 by the Women’s Auxiliary and directed by Mrs. Carlton "Hattie" Davies. In its first years, the Tea Room was held in the old “Shell Shop,” now known as the Tea Garden, and after some years off, the Tea Room tradition was reintroduced in 2003. Lunch is served daily in the St. Philip’s Parish House and courtyard for one week in the spring. Many volunteers––men, women, and youths––donate their time, talents, and treasures to this project. Proceeds from the Tea Room benefit St. Philip's foreign and home missions, St. Philip's choirs, and youth ministries.

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Donating to the gift shop:

Tea Room is just around the corner, and we are accepting donations in the church office for the Tea Room Gift Shop! Please use the following list as a guideline when deciding when you would like to donate:

• Non-perishable food items (securely closed and neatly labelled)

• Baked goods (individually wrapped and neatly labelled) 

• Handmade jewelry, scarves

• Handmade soaps, candles

• Coffee table books, cookbooks (new)

• Original artwork, photography

• Notecards, stationery 

Let Us know what you're donating!

Please note that all items must be 100% donated. If you have questions about donations, please contact Helen Ravenel Hammond at (843) 425-6504 or helenrhammond@gmail.com

It's Okra Soup Time!

Aluminum containers with covers are available at the church office, and we will be accepting soup March 9 through opening day. Please follow the recipe below.

Note: Before delivering the soup to the church, please freeze it in an aluminum pan provided by the church. One pan can hold one batch of soup. To arrange drop-off at the Parish Hall freezer, please call Ben Singleton, Sexton, at (843) 475-9765 during church office hours (Monday–Thursday, 8:30–4:30, and Friday, 8:30-1:00). Many thanks! Okra Soup is a favorite at our Tea Room and we appreciate your help in making it.

Okra Soup Recipe--inSPIRE

Questions? Contact Tea Room chair Amanda Ayers at stphilipstearoom@gmail.com.