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November 2017

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

October 16th Mothers' Union was held in the Town Hall, 2pm. Our speaker was the Vicar, Rev Philip Edge who gave an interesting and meaningful talk on Prayer & Praying.

Teas and homemade cakes were served by Mrs Heather Wright and Mrs Joan Williams. Our next meeting will be on November 20th, 2pm at the Town Hall with a talk "To dream the impossible dream—my life long journey in aviation" by Nigel Francis-McGann.

December 4th will be our Christmas Lunch to be held at the Town Hall 12.30pm for 1 pm followed by a symposium of Christmas Poems organised by Mrs Mavis Griffiths with Mothers' Union members taking part. Cost will be £16.50, tickets available from Mrs Connie Mason on 01948 780309

Yours with love,

Ann

 

October 2017

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

September 13th, Wednesday afternoon 14 of our Mothers' Union members visited the beautiful "Church of St. John "at Pool Quay. Pool Quay Mothers' Union members made us very welcome to their afternoon meeting at 2.30pm. The speaker was Fr. George Hodkinson (retired Vicar) who gave a most inspirational and moving talk about his life story and how he came into the Ministry.

We were then served afternoon tea in the Church, by the Pool Quay Mothers' Union members.

The beautiful Church of St. John, at Pool Quay

September 18th was our outing to Llandudno, unfortunately I could not go but I am sure that everyone had a "lovely day at the seaside".

Thank you to Connie for arranging both outings.

Our next meeting will be on October 17th, with a talk by our Vicar the Rev. Philip Edge at 2pm at the Town Hall.

Yours with love,

Ann

 

April 2017

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

MU Secetary:
Mrs Rosemary Turner
The Old Smithy
Perthy
Ellesmere
Tel: 01691 623945

March 20th, 2pm, at the Town Hall, our meeting began with Mothers' Union afternoon prayers led by the vicar, Revd Philip Edge. This was followed by a very informative and interesting talk on, "Who was St. Chad", by the Revd Simon Airey. A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Margaret Johnson-Williams and teas were served by Mrs Thelma Ireland and Mrs Heather Wright.

Our annual Mothers' Union Coffee Morning will be on May 6th, 1Oam-12 at the Town Hall, when we will have our "homemade cake stall", plus plants and various other stalls. Please do your very best to come along and bring your friends.

The "Deanery Festival" will be held at Welshampton this year on May 17th, details to follow.

Our Summer Outing will be on Monday, June 19th to Colwall Church. Mary Sumner the founder of the Mothers' Union movement was married at Colwall Church and we will be hearing a talk on her life and enjoy a guided tour of the Church which will be followed by afternoon tea. The cost of the outing including the afternoon tea will be £16.00, the bus will be leaving Ellesmere at 9.30am, for tickets and details please contact Mrs Connie Mason 01948 780309.

Our next meeting, a talk by the Revd John Vernon "Through Holy Week to Easter — the way of the Cross" will be on April 10th, 2pm at the Town Hall

Yours with love,

Ann

 

June 2017

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

MU Secetary:
Mrs Rosemary Turner
The Old Smithy
Perthy
Ellesmere
Tel: 01691 623945

May was a very busy month for Mothers' Union. On the 6th May we held our Annual Coffee Morning at the Town Hall, with home-made cakes, cards, gifts, plants and raffle. The morning was very enjoyable and we made £400.00 for Mothers' Union Charities. Thank you all for coming and supporting this very worthwhile cause.

May 17th marked the date of our Deanery Festival this year and was held at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Welshampton. The Theme for 2017 was "Faith in Action". One of our new members Barbara O'Donavan was enrolled. Margaret Williams and Heather Wright read the intercessions and Donna Leigh carried the Mothers' Union Banner. The address was given by Katherine May, Action and Outreach Co-ordinator. Lichfield Diocesan Mothers' Union. Delicious refreshments were served by Welshampton Mothers' Union.

At our afternoon meeting on May 15th, prayers were led by the Vicar, Rev'd Philip Edge and I "hopefully", gave an interesting and informative talk "The Last Port of Call", about the history of Ellesmere Cemetery & Cemetery Chapel. Mary Goulbourne gave the vote of thanks and Heather Wright and Joyce Feeney served the refreshments.

Our Summer Outing to Colwall Church, is on June 19th. The bus will leave Cross Street at 9am prompt. I am sure we will have a most enjoyable day out. Any queries phone Mrs Connie Mason 01948 780309.

Yours with love,

Ann

 

March 2017

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

MU Secetary:
Mrs Rosemary Turner
The Old Smithy
Perthy
Ellesmere
Tel: 01691 623945

February 20th, our AGM, was held 14.45pm at the Town Hall prior to our afternoon meeting. The annual reports were read out, the Secretary's Report, the Treasurer's Report and the Branch Leaders Report.

This was followed by a talk "Heron Watch" by Edward Bevan of "Shropshire Wild Life". Edward gave a most informative talk about the Herons nesting on Moscow Island Ellesmere mere, which for those of us living in Ellesmere was most appropriate as it is on our very own doorstep, with cameras high up in the trees, slides and a video of the nesting herons, the effs and the chicks, were shown, all in the beautiful setting of the surrounding mere.

Teas were served by Mrs Phyllis Dean and Mrs Judith Wadhams.

Our next meeting 'Who was St. Chad" by the Rev. Simon Airey will be on Monday March 20th, 2pm at the Town Hall

Yours with love,

Ann