Camberwell Salvation Army serve up tasty tea on Mother’s Day

published on 15 Mar 2024

Lots of delicious treats were enjoyed at Camberwell Salvation Army last weekend as a Mother’s Day afternoon tea took place on Sunday.

Following the weekly church service, sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and a selection of cakes alongside tea and coffee were served to more than 85 people who have received support from Camberwell Salvation Army. 

The church leaders wanted to give the afternoon as a gift to their community and all the food served was donated or baked by Camberwell Salvation Army volunteers and staff. Many of the people who attended are from Spanish speaking countries and had never experienced an afternoon tea in England before.

A selection of scones, cakes and sandwiches served at Camberwell Salvation Army's afternoon tea
Some of the food served at the Mother's Day afternoon tea at Camberwell Salvation Army

Salvation Army church leader in Camberwell, Valentina Wearmouth said: “It was wonderful to see so many people enjoy our afternoon tea. A lot of people who came had never experienced a traditional afternoon tea, and I was showing them how to eat scones with jam and cream! It was great to be able to give back to mothers and treat them on Mother’s Day.”

Camberwell Salvation Army has a range of activities that run weekly including a Baby Bank, a parent and toddler group and a kids club. For more information visit

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