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May 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 April 15th 2019, 2pm at the Town Hall. Prayers were led by the Reverend Philip Edge.

The speaker was our local historian Mr Christopher Jobson, we were also joined by the Ellesmere Library History Group. Chris gave a wonderful illustrated and enlightening talk on "The Poor Law and the Workhouse" and how it came about. Chris showed pictures of Ellesmere's large and impressive workhouse at Swan Hill. Times then were very hard if you were poor. Teas and lovely home made cakes was served by Mrs Kath Meeks, Mrs Enid Lloyd and Mrs Joyce Feeney. A vote of thanks was given by myself.

May 4th is our Annual Coffee morning with stalls and raffle. 10-1 2pm at the Town Hall, this is our main source of income where we give to Mothers' Union Charities so please do come along and bring a friend.

I would like to thank our Mothers' Union Members who made 100 posies with pretty spring flowers, given out with our special mothering Sunday cards on Mothering Sunday, March 31st at Church.

May 14th is our Deanery Festival held this year at St. Andrew's Church, Welsh Frankton 2.30pm. the speaker will be Katherine May, Salop Archdeaconry Leader, two of our newer members are to be enrolled. Followed by afternoon tea to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Welsh Frankton Mothers' Union Branch.

Our next meeting will be on May 20th, 2pm at the Town Hall with a talk by the Rev'd Jane Stephenson.

Yours with love,

Ann

 

April 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 Monday March 18th 2019, 2pm at The Town Hall. Prayers were led by the Rev'd Philip Edge.

The speaker was the Rev'd Maureen Read who has four parishes, Welshampton, Colemere, Cockshutt and Petton to cover.

The Rev'd Maureen gave the most inspired and moving talk "Us Women" about her journey to becoming a Priest, and the four women that made such an impression on her life along the way.

A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Mavis Griffiths. Teas and lovely homemade cakes were made and served by Mrs Phyllis Dean and Mrs Joyce Feeney.

Our next meeting will be on April 15th, 2pm at the Town Hall when Chris Jobson will be giving a talk on The Poor Law and the Workhouse.

I would like to wish everyone a very happy and blessed Easter.

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

 

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

 

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