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September 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 Summer meeting was held on Monday July 15th, 2pm in the Town Hall. The Vicar, The Rev'd Philip Edge led the prayers, sadly for the last time as he is leaving in September.

We had a special afternoon tea done by the committee. Our Deanery Leaders Mrs Rosemary Horton was present.

The tables were laid with very pretty eclectic china on hand embroidered tablecloths. Pots of sweet peas and delicate greenery straight from the garden were done by myself and Donna.

The waitresses Mary, Phyllis, Donna and Kath wore lace edge white aprons, looking very professional as did the ladies in the kitchen, Joyce, Phyllis and Heather laying our the food and making the tea and coffee.

The food was absolutely first class, lovely finger sandwiches and crisps, scones with strawberries an cream, melt in the mouth meringues, lemon cake and sponge cake etc, all home made by our own members. We were entertained by our member Mrs Mavis Griffiths and our guest, Beryl Gilbert, who both did monologues—Mavis "The Magna Charter" and Beryl "Albert and the Lion".

Kath had a bring and buy stall and raised £50 for Mothers' Union funds.

We all had a very happy an enjoyable fun afternoon.

Our Autumn outing on Monday September 16th will be a visit to St Chads Church, Hanmer and lunch at the Hanmer Arms, we meet at 11 .45am at Cross Street Carpark and arrive at the Hanmer Arms for lunch as 12.30pm. At 2pm the Rev. Clive Hughes will give a guided tour and talk on the Church of St. Chad, Hanmer. Please let us know if you are coming so that we can arrange transport and lunch.

Yours with love,

Ann

 

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

 

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

 

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