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March 2019

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

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

 

Our meeting was held on the 18th February 1.45pm at The Town Hall when we held our AGM with reports by the branch secretary, branch treasurer and branch leader. This was followed with a talk by our Deanery Leader, Mrs Rosemary Horton "No Need For Voicemail!" Rosemary spoke of when Mary Sumner first started "The Mothers' Union" in her own home and her vision to promote stable family life, protection of children and those whose family life had met with adversity. A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Mary Goulbourne. Teas and homemade cakes were made and served by Mrs Susan Francis and Mrs Thelma Ireland.

The Wave of Prayer was held on February 9th with Prayers for Ankole/Uganda, Lainya/South Sudan, Lagos/West Nigeria, Karnatata/India and here at home Lichfield.

March 31st, Mothering Sunday with posies and Mothering Sunday Cards at the 10.15 Church Service, do please come along.

Our next meeting is March 18th, 2pm at the Town Hall with a talk by the Reverend Maureen Read "Us Women".

If anyone would like to join Mothers' Union, just come along to the meeting you will be most welcome.

Yours with love,

Ann

 

February 2019

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

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

 

Our first meeting of the New Year was held on the 21st January, 2pm at the Town Hall. The Speaker, Mrs Catherine Trimby, gave a very informative talk on "Second Chance". The speaker spoke of her work as a volunteer charity worker, working in prisons with mostly young offenders to keep them from reoffending and out of prison life. Mavis gave a vote of thanks, teas and home made cakes were served by Mrs Heather Wright and Mrs Mary Goulbourne.

"The Wave of Prayer" will be held in S. Johns Room, in one's own home or with friends on Saturday 9th February at 10am.

At our Christingle Service in December approximately £50 was raised and this was sent to The Children's Society.

Our next meeting will be on February 18th at 1.45pm at the Town Hall with a short AGM followed with a talk by our Deanery Leader, Mrs Rosemary Horton "No need for Voice Mail".

If anyone would like to join Mothers' Union just come along to the meeting you will be most welcome .

Yours with love,

Ann

 

Mothers' Union Programme 2019

The Mothers' Union Programme 2019, St Mary's Church, Ellesmere, Shropshire

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January 2019

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

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

 

December 3rd was our Christmas Lunch held at the Boathouse, where we had a delicious traditional Christmas meal in delightful surroundings.

Our first meeting of the New Year, will be on January 21st, 2pm at The Town Hall with a talk "Second Chance" by Catherine Trimby.

We have a new exciting and varied programme for 2019, with something for everyone.

Just a reminder to members that the annual subscription of £24.50 is now due.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

Yours with love,

Ann

 

December 2018

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

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

 

The Branch meeting, the last one of 2018 (how the time flies) was held on Monday November 19th, 2pm at the Town Hall. Mrs Mary Goulbourne was welcomed onto our committee along with Mrs Mavis Griffiths. The speaker was one of our own members

Barbara O'Donovan who spoke about "My trip of a lifetime". Barbara told us of her amazing time in Africa in a small village 95 miles from anywhere staying with the Catholic Priest who, along with others, helped to build a school, meeting house, houses etc. Barbara also showed a video of her trip from start to finish including wild animals, it all looked absolutely idyllic. Heather Wright and Joyce Feeney served delicious home made cakes and mince pies, plus tea and coffee

I carried our old more appropriate Mothers' Union banner at the 100th Anniversary Remembrance Service at Church, the old banner given in 1937 by Adelaide Mary Ashton, had not been used since we had the new one in the late 1970s. Mothers should be recognised and remembered as they gave their sons for the Country.

Our final meeting is the Christmas Party on December 3rd at The Boathouse.

We have yet again had a very packed and enjoyable year. I would like to thank the Committee for all their hard work in making this happen and also thank the Reverend Phillip Edge for his support of the Mothers' Union.

I wish you all a very peaceful and blessed Christmas with lots of joy and look forward to seeing you at the many Christmas Services at Church, see the magazine for details

Yours with love,

Ann

THE MOTHERS' UNION PROGRAMME 2018

Dec 3rd

Christmas Meal