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Mothers' Union Programme 2018

The Mothers' Union Programme 2018, St Mary's Church, Ellesmere, Shropshire

January 15th 2.00pm

Talk: 'The Truth shall make you free' - the work of the Prison Fellowship. The Rev'd Paul Barrow and Michael Winwood.
Teas: Mrs B. O'Donnell & Mrs M.Goulbourne

February 11th 2.40-3.00pm

Wave of prayer. 9.00-9.20am S. John's Room

February 19th 2.00pm

AGM followed by 'The work of the World Wide MU'. Gill Leah
Teas: Mrs V. Thomson & Mrs J. Wadhams

March 2nd

Women's World Day of Prayer
7.30pm The Methodist Church

March 11th

Mothering Sunday

March 19th 2.00pm

Talk: 'The Work of the Blood Bikers'
Teas: Mrs P. Dean & Mrs J. Williams

April 16th 2.00pm

Talk: 'Hope House, our children and their families' Lyndsey Kilvert
Teas: Mrs C. Mason & Mrs S. Francis

May 5th

Coffee Morning 10.00-12.00 at The Town Hall

May 15th

Deanery Festival at S. Mary's Ellesmere at 2.30pm

May 21st 2.00pm

Talk: 'I do like to be beside the seaside' by The Rev'd Jane Stephenson
Teas: Mrs J. Richardson & Mrs E. Lloyd

June 18th

Summer Outing

July 16th

Talk: Details TBC
Teas: Mrs K. Meeks & Mrs D. Leigh

September 17th

MU Outing

October 15th 2.00pm

Talk: 'What God has dropped to me!' The Rev'd David Crowhurst
Teas: Mrs T. Ireland & Mrs M. Williams

November 19th 2.00pm

Talk: 'My Trip of a Lifetime' Barbara O'Donnell
Teas: Mrs J. Feeney & Mrs H. Wright

December 3rd

Christmas Meal

December 2017

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

Our meeting was held at the Town Hall, 2pm November 20th the Vicar Rev. Philip Edge led the prayers.

Unfortunately, due to work commitments, our speaker was unable to attend, instead we had "Afternoon Tea" and I brought several of our old scrap books which we were able to reminisce about Mothers' Union and all the happy times and events we had.

Teas were served by Mrs Mary Goulbourne and Mrs Joyce Richardson with delicious cakes made by Mrs Kath Meeks and Mrs Joyce Feeney.

Sadly one of our very dear members Mrs Grace Tudor has passed away and will be much missed by us all.

The next event will be our Christmas Party and Poetry Symposium to be held at the Town Hall on December 4th 12.30pm for 1pm.

2017 has been a very happy and successful year for Mothers' Union, I would like to thank our committee for all the hard work they have done to make this happen. Thank you, all our loyal members for all your love and support also to Rev. Philip Edge for his help to support and promote Mothers' Union.

I wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year and look forward to our new exciting prograsmme for 2018.

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

 

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

 

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