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October 2018

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

Secretary:
Donna Leigh
2 Magnolia Drive
Ellesmere
Tel: 01691 624837

 

Thank you all so much for the beautiful cards, prayers, kindness, help and support given to me during my recent illness and stay in hospital, it certainly helped me to pull through. I am pleased to say I am now feeling much better and look forward to our next meeting.

Unfortunately our summer outing to Llandudno had to be cancelled due to cost, but hopefully things will be ok next year.

We did not have a meeting in August, two of our members Mrs Phyllis Dean and Mrs Susan Francis entered a lovely display at the Methodist Church Flower Festival, promoting Mothers' Union both here in Ellesmere and world wide. Thank you Phyllis and Susan. Our next meeting will be on the 15th October, 2pm at the Town Hall. Our speaker will be the

Rev. David Crowhurst with "What god has dropped to me!". Do come along and bring your friends, everyone is welcome.

Yours with love,

Ann

 

September 2018

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

Secretary:
Donna Leigh
2 Magnolia Drive
Ellesmere
Tel: 01691 624837

 

Our branch meeting was on 16th July in the Town Hall. After the meeting we looked at our scrap books. Mavis (our new committee member) read the monologue "Albert & the Lion", we sang "We'll gather lilacs in the spring" and we shared some funny stories. We had a jolly time togther. Our leader, Ann, brought beautiful china from home to serve tea and we had tea and some home-made cakes served by Kath, Joyce & Donna.

Our next branch meeting will be on Monday 15th October.

Monday 17th September is our trip to Llandudno. Please book seats with Heather or any committee member.

Our leader, Ann, is at the moment in hospital. We pray that she will soon be better and return home safe and well.

Yours with love,

Donna

 

April 2018

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

Our Branch meeting was held in the Town Hall at 2pm on March 19th. The speaker was Chris who gave a very inspirational talk. He showed slides and a video of the work of the Blood Bikers. The Blood Bikers are a very dedicated team who give their time delivering blood and other essential liquids like breast milk to and from hospitals in particular areas at any time, day or night. A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Connie Mason. Teas and homemade cake were served by Mrs Phyllis Dean and Mrs Joan Williams.

Mothering Sunday. Our members again made 100 delightful posies which were given out with Mothering Sunday Cards at our Church Service. They were also taken for the residents of Ellesmere House.

Our next Branch meeting is on April 16th with a talk on Hope House, starting 2pm at the Town Hall.

The Mothers' Union Annual Coffee Morning is on Saturday, May 5th at the Town Hall 10am-12pm with our usual stalls of home made cakes, cards, gifts, plants and other stalls.

Please do come along and support us and bring your friends.

Yours with love,

Ann

 

June 2018

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

On Saturday May 5th our Annual Coffee Morning was held in the Town Hall with cakes, cards, plants, gifts, tombola and a raffle. We had a very successful and enjoyable morning and raised £437.91 for out charitable giving, Thank you all for your support

Tuesday May 15th The Mothers' Union Deanery Festival was held at the "Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary", Ellesmere at 2.30pm, with members from Welsh Frankton and Welshampton . The Service was led by Rev. Karen Davies with members of Mothers' Union taking part. The Theme for 2018 is "In Mary Sumner's Footsteps". The address was given by Helen Palfrey, Diocesan Trustee and Lichfield Archdeaconry Leader. Helen spoke of her recent visit to the Lichfield Link Diocese in South Africa. Our members served delicious refreshments in St, John's Room.

The summer outing will be to Erbistock St. Hilary's Church, the Boathouse and the Garden House, leaving Ellesmere at 11 .00am and returning home for 4pm.

Monday 21st May our branch meeting was held at 2pm in the Town Hall with "I do like to be beside the Seaside" by the Rev. Jane Stephenson. Jane told us of the sculptor David Nash, who lives and works in North Wales. He sculptured a huge wooden boulder from a fallen oak tree relating its journey through rivers and wooded areas, through an estuary and all along it was being moulded and having chips grazed off it. Jane likened the boulder to being like us and the way our lives are shaped and moulded by life. Jane made her talk feel very personal to all of us and we were moved by it.

Our next meeting is on 16th July. You are all welcome to come along and bring your friends

Yours with love,

Ann and Donna

 

March 2018

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

February 19th, our AGM was held 1.45pm at the Town Hall. The annual reports were read out, the Secretary's Report, the Treasurer's Report and the Branch Leader's report.
This was followed by a talk by Gill Leah who spoke about the work of the Worldwide Mothers' Union. Gill was an excellent speaker and made us realise what good work the Mothers' Union does both here and abroad, promoting family life and caring for children and so much more.

Teas and home made cakes were served by Mrs Valerie Thomson and Mrs Judith Wadhams.

Our Wave of Prayer was held on 11th February where we prayed for Ankole — Uganda, Karnataka —India, Abuju, Lagos West Nigeria, Lainys, South Sudan and Lichfield.
Mothering Sunday will be celebrated on March 11th with posies made by Mothers' Union. If you would like to help with small flowers or greenery you are very welcome to come along 10am on Saturday 10th March at Church.

Our next meeting is on Monday 19th March with a talk "The Work of the Blood Bikers", 2pm at the Town Hall.

Sadly one of our loyal members Kay Staddon has died aged 97 years, Kay will be greatly missed and remembered with love.

I would like to thank everyone for all your beautiful cards, good wishes, kindness and caring that I received during my recent illness. Hopefully I am now on the mend.

Yours with love,

Ann