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November 2016

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

Our October Meeting held at the Town Hall, with a change to our original programme, the Rev. Philip Edge gave a very informative talk about the vestments that he wears. The historical significance of how vestments date back to Roman times and vary in styles and colours depending on different services and times of the year in the Church calendar i.e. Lent, Easter, Trinity, Christmas etc. A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Joyce Feeney, teas were served by Mrs Heather Wright and Mrs Kath Meeks. Our next meeting will be on November 21st 2016 with a Talk on Prayer by the Rev. Charles Ruxton.

The Christmas meal will be on December 5th at the Boathouse contact Mrs Connie Mason for details 01948 780309

November 16th the new Bishop of Lichfield Michael lpgrave will be coming to meet members of our Mothers' Union Deanery at the Town Hall 2pm. Please do your best to come and meet the Bishop, tea and scones will be served.

Yours with love,

Ann

October 2016

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

Monday 19th September was our Mystery Outing, after a very pleasant journey on a beautiful sunny September day we arrived at our destination Church Stretton, just a few yards from the Church of St. Lawrence.

After a short service by the Rector, the local historian, Mr Douglas Grounds gave a guided tour and a very interesting talk on the history of the Church. This was followed by an excellent lunch at Housmans Restaurant.

We all had a lovely day out, a 'proper' Mothers' Union Outing. Many thanks to Connie for arranging yet another memorable outing.

Our next meeting will be on October 17th at 2pm at the Town Hall, when, with a change to our programme, there will be a talk by the Rev. Phillip Edge on 'The Vestments".

Yours with love,

Ann

June 2016

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

Our May meeting was held on 16th April, 2pm at the Town Hall. At the meeting a talk "More about the Saints" was given by Mr Stan Parry. This was a carry on talk as Stan gave his first talk about "The Saints" last year and was back by popular request. His talk was most interesting telling of the life of St. Tudno, Melangell and St. Winifred.
Stan was thanked by Mrs Mavis Griffiths and was presented with a plant. Teas were served by Mrs Kath Meeks and Mrs Pam Edwards.

Our Deanery Festival was held on the 17th May, 2.30 at St. Andrews Church, Welsh Frankton by Kind invitation of our Deanery Leader Mrs Rosemary Horton.

It was a celebration service to mark the 140th Anniversary of the Mothers' Union movement. The Service was led by the Reverend Karen Davies, Rural Dean and herself a member of Mothers' Union. Mothers Union Diocesan President Mrs Sue Egerton attended and welcomed and enrolled seven new members into our Ellesmere Branch. After the service we were served a most delightful afternoon tea in Frankton Village Hall.

Our special 140 years Celebration event will be the Mothers' Union Coffee Morning, on Saturday 11 June at the Town Hall 10am - 12 noon, please come along to support us.

The Mothers' Union summer outing to Aberystwyth will be on June 20th, details from Mrs Connie Mason 01948 780309.

Our next meeting will be on July 18th, 2pm at the Town Hall with a talk "Team Albania" by Emily Digby.

With love,

Ann

September 2016

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

On Sunday 18th September at 3pm we are all invited to Welshampton Mothers' Union who are having a Songs of Praise Service at St. Michaels and All Angels Church, Welshampton, to celebrate the 140th Anniversary of the Mothers' Union movement. This will be followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

19th October is our Mystery Outing. This will be a lovely Mothers' Union day out. Please contact Mrs. Connie Mason for details on 01948 780309.

Our next meeting will be on October 17th at the Town Hall at 2pm when there will be a talk entitled "Who was St. Chad?" by Rev'd Simon Airey.

Yours with love,

Ann

May 2016

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

Our April meeting was held on the 18th April at the Town Hall. At the meeting a talk "Buckets of Love" was given by Anne and Mike Bowley who organise the Mothers' Union Project A.F.l.A. (Away from it all). A.F.I.A. helps and provides holidays for families, mainly with young children, who otherwise would not be able to afford a holiday. Anne and Mike read out lots of Thank You letters along with very happy photos from this much needed break away from it all.

This year our Ellesmere Branch has donated £100 to this very worthwhile cause. Mrs Kath Meeks gave the vote of thanks. Teas and homemade cakes were served by Mrs Joyce Richardson and Mrs Connie Mason.

On 17th May the Mothers' Union Deanery Festival will be held at St. Andrews Church, Welsh Frankton with a special Celebration Service to mark 140 years of the Mothers' Union movement. Ellesmere Mothers' Union has 6 new members to be enrolled by the Diocesan President, Mrs Sue Egerton. The service will be held at 2.30pm followed by afternoon tea in the Village Hall.

Our special 140 years Celebration event will be the Mothers' Union Coffee Morning, on Saturday 11 June at the Town Hall 10am - 12 noon, please come along to support us.

The Mothers' Union summer outing to Aberystwyth will be on June 20th, details from Mrs Connie Mason 01948 780309.

Our next meeting will be on May 16th, 2pm at the Town Hall with a talk "More About the Saints" by Stan Parry

With love,

Ann