Members of the Order of St Lazarus and friends had a rare treat at the Burns' Night Supper held recently to raise funds for the work of the Order supporting those suffering from leprosy in Sri Lanka. Our Grand Chancellor, The Much Honoured Baron of Fetternear, was the host at Farington. After a non-traditional Bellini to welcome guests, we had the excellent traditional Scottish fare of Scotch Broth; Haggis wi’ Bashit Neeps & Champit Tatties, followed by Clootie Dumpling. Prepared for by the Selkirk Grace, prayed by the Chancellor, Fr Mark Lawler:
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.
A rousing Address to the Haggis was was given by friend of the Order Mr Scott Lawler, dressed in the unusual garb of a Hibs supporter, complete with ginger hair and bonnet! (For the record, neither his own!) While we drank to the immortal memory of Robert Burns, aware that Burns' Night is not a typically Catholic custom, we also raised a glass to the King oe'r the Water!
The Chancellor and the Marshal of the Order - suitably attired for the evening.
Thanks to members and friends for a highly enjoyable evening which raised £500 for the Order's charitable work.