The 17th annual Holy Trinity English Afternoon Tea will be Sunday, Feb. 26, with tickets available starting Sunday, Jan. 29.

Tickets for the traditional English tea — complete with cheese straws, lemon curd and scones — generally sell out at least a week before the event, so everyone is encouraged to purchase tickets early.

“Last year, the 2 p.m. seating sold out in less than two weeks, and the 4 p.m. seating sold out more than a week before the event,” English Tea Committee Chair Joan Kidd said.

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance, and tables of eight are available for $120.

All food is prepared and served by volunteers from the parish. The first seating begins promptly at 2 p.m. and is following by a second seating at 4 p.m.

Funds from ticket sales are donated to Decatur area outreach ministries. Over the last 16 years, the organizers have contributed more than $70,000 to nonprofits such as Decatur Cooperative Ministries, the Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM), Our House, and Hagar’s House, Mrs. Kidd said.

Ticket sales will begin prior to the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Jan. 29. Telephone reservations will begin Monday, Jan. 30, and must be paid for by Thursday, Feb. 23. Cash or checks are accepted. Church office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.- noon and 1-4:30 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-noon.