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July 2019

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

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

 

June 17th was our Summer Outing to St. Oswald's Church, in Oswestry. We arrived at 2pm and Mrs Sue Tansley the PCC Secretary for St. Oswald's gave us a guided tour and talk on this very beautiful, large historic Church dedicated to St. Oswald. This was followed by a short walk across the Churchyard to the Heritage Centre which was the Old Oswestry Grammar School. Here we were served Afternoon Tea and were accompanied by a gentleman playing nostalgic music on the Grand Piano which added to the atmosphere, of a lovely afternoon.

Our next meeting is on July 15th, 2pm at The Town Hall where we will be having a special Afternoon Tea with cakes, scones and sandwiches made and served by the committee, plus a "Bring and Buy" table if you have anything that you think will sell, please bring it along.

In August we do not have a meeting.

September will be our Autumn Outing, details to follow.

Wishing you a lovely summer, lots of sunshine and fun.

Yours with love,

Ann

 

June 2019

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

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

 

May 4th was our Annual Coffee Morning, held at the Town Hall 10 - 12 noon with our usual stalls and raffle. We had a very enjoyable morning, raising £259.30 for Mothers' Union Charities.

14th May was our Deanery Festival held this year at St. Andrew's Church, Welsh Frankton. The service was led by the Reverend Karen Davies, herself a member of Welsh Frankton Mothers' Union and our banner was carried by Mrs Donna Leigh. The speaker was Katherine May, Salop Archdeaconry Leader, who spoke about different aspects of Mothers' Union. This was followed by Afternoon Tea in Welsh Frankton Village Hall to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Welsh Frankton Mothers' Union Branch. A wonderful celebration cake was cut by a Welsh Frankton member, Mrs Iris Jones.

20th May was our monthly meeting held at the Town Hall, 2pm. The speaker was the Reverend Jane Stephenson, who spoke of her experience of being on TV's Bargain Hunt along with the Vicar of St. Alkmund's, Whitchurch. The Reverend Jane gave a very amusing talk and we all did a quiz as to what we would value 12 items!! A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Mary Goulbourne, teas and home made cakes were made and served by Mrs Joyce Richardson and Mrs Judith Wadhams.

June 17th, our next meeting will be an afternoon guided tour and talk of St. Oswald's Church, Oswestry, followed by Afternoon Tea at the Heritage Centre.

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

 

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

 

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