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January 2016

Branch Leader:
Ann Harris
The Cottage & Stable
Love Lane
Ellesmere
Tel: 01691 622163

Concluding our Mothers' Union year we held our Christmas Lunch on the 7th December at the Black Lion. We had an enjoyable meal in a very happy atmosphere. The Vicar led the prayers and carol singing. Many thanks to Connie and the Committee for organising the lunch. My thanks also to the Reverend Philip Edge for all the support and help he gives to Mothers' Union throughout the year.

December has been a busy month for Mothers' Union, Phylis Dean and Kath Meeks had knit a charming Nativity set which was displayed at Welsh Frankton Nativity Festival.

Two of our new members Tanya and Jo Garvin gave and decorated a lovely Christmas Tree entered in Ellesmere Methodist Christmas Tree Festival.

Mothers' Union members along with the Sunday School decorated 50 oranges for the Christingle Service held on December 20th in Church at which Mothers' Union presented a Noah's Ark, a Christmas present from Mothers' Union to the Sunday school. A fine Ark was made by an anonymous friend and our excellent and talented knitters, Joyce Richardson, Mavis Griffiths, Phylis Dean and Valerie Thomson, knitted delightful pairs of animals e.g. crocodile's, zebra's, monkey's, lion's, giraffe's, tortoise's, polar bears etc. etc.

Mary Goulbourne has stepped down from sending Birthday cards and I would like to thank Mary for all her much appreciated hard work.

Our 2016 programme done by Heather Wright is much varied and I am sure we will have a very enjoyable and exciting year, especially as this year Mother's Union is celebrating its 140th Anniversary. Our meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the Month at the Town Hall 2pm. Anyone wishing to join would be most welcome, just come along. The annual subscription this year is £20.00 payable in January.

Wishing all our members a very Happy New Year.

With love,

Ann