Intrepid Guisborough Deanery parishioners packed their mosquito repellant, shouldered their binoculars and donned their camouflage nets before setting off on the first Safari Supper held in the parishes of St Margaret’s, Brotton, St Helen’s, Carlin How and St Leonard’s, Loftus.

Coming together to share resources and fellowship, the three parishes worked in partnership to provide a five course Supper starting at Loftus Rectory and concluding in St Margaret's Parish Church in Brotton.

The evening was a great success and made a £560.00 profit, which works out to just over £186.00 for the three church communities.

Fr Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus said, "I am so pleased that we were able to work together, to support one another and to share in some social time as an East Cleveland church community.

"I am very grateful to my colleague Fr Jonathan Rhodes and to everyone who contributed to this wonderful occasion."

The travellers succeeded in stalking and trapping all five courses, and it is envisaged that another Safari Supper across the three East Cleveland parishes will take place next year.