The Bishop’s Guild Annual Tea and Garden Party will be hosted from 3 – 5 pm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes Estates. As an affiliate organization of Episcopal Church Women the Bishop’s Guild continues to support seminarians in our diocese, with the major fundraiser being the annual Tea and Garden Party.
St. Francis ECW is pleased to host the event this year in partnership with the diocesan ECW Board. Tea will be served on the Loggia overlooking the beautiful property, and guests will be able to explore the gardens and meditation spots to find the perfect place to linger alone or with friends.
St. Francis will also offer docent-led tours of the original chapel, built in 1951 and “designed after the churches found in the little hill towns surrounding Assisi, with Gothic arches framing the choir, sanctuary and altar.” The 13th Century Byzantine marble baptismal font as well as the wooden pulpit and lectern were purchased in Venice, Italy.
Cost for the Tea is $25 per person paid before October 8, $30 at the door.