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June 2015

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

The Mothers' Union Deanery Festival this year was held at The Parish Church of St. Matthew, Criftins. The Theme for 2015 was "United in Prayer". We were welcomed by the Rev. Karen Davies and our Deanery Leader, Mrs Rosemary Horton. The banner was carried by Mrs Connie Mason and Mrs Heather Wright read a lesson. Three new members were admitted to Welsh Frankton Mothers' Union.

The address was given by Ben Mayho, Christian Schools Worker, who gave a very informative talk on his work in schools.

Refreshments were served by Welsh Frankton Mothers' Union.

At our May meeting after prayers led by the Vicar, we welcomed our speaker Mr Bob McBride. Bob gave an inspirational talk and film on the work of The Rotary Club and the amazing work that they do both home and abroad. A vote of thanks was given by the Vicar the Rev. Philip Edge.

Teas were served by Mrs Mary Goulbourne and Mrs Helen Grimes. The Mothers' Union Coffee Morning is to be held in the Town Hall 10.00am-12.00pm, Saturday 6th June when we will have our "homemade cake stall", plant stall, card stall and others. Please everyone come and bring all your friends to support Mothers' Union.

Our Summer outing is to Conwy on Monday June 15th and costs £10.00 please contact Connie Mason 01948 780309 for details.

Our next meeting will be on July 20th with a talk on "Saints" by Mr S Parry, 2pm at the Town Hall.

 

Yours with love Ann

 

 

May 2015

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

At our April meeting after prayers by the Vicar we welcomed our speaker the Rev. Stella Long, the Methodist Minister.

Rev. Stella Long gave a very moving talk on her Previous work in Hostels about young people, especially young men, who were homeless and needed a home and the problems they had.

A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Valerie Thomson. Teas were served by Mrs Pam Edwards and Mrs Thelma Ireland.

Our next meeting is May 18th at 2pm at the Town Hall when Mr Bob McBride will speak on his Charity Work.

The Deanery Festival this year is to be held at Criftins Parish Church, 7.30pm on May 4th. Everyone is most welcome and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, if you need transport to get there please let me know.

Our "Summer Outing" is to Conwy on Monday June 15th and costs £10.00, please contact Mrs Connie Mason on 01948 780309 for details.

The Mothers' Union Coffee morning is to be held in the Town Hall 10.00am to 12pm, Saturday June 6th. When we will have our "homemade cake" Stall, Plant Stall, Card Stall and lots of others. Please everyone come and bring along all your friends to support Mothers' Union.

Yours with love Ann

 

 

February 2015

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

At our January meeting the speaker was one of our own members Mrs Mavis Griffiths. Mavis, looking splendid in her colourful Indian Jacket, gave a wonderful and amusing talk on her holiday in India, illustrated by her fascinating film slides. A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Mary Goulboume and teas were served by Mrs Val Thomson and Mrs Heather Wright.

Our next meeting is February 16th, 2pm at the Town Hall. The meeting will start with a short A.G.M. followed by a talk on Mothers' Union "Theme for the Year" by our Deanery Leader Mrs Rosemary Horton.

Mothers' Union has a varied, interesting programme and great outings, anyone who would like to join would be most welcome.

Yours with love,

Ann Harris

April 2015

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

In March we held a members afternoon meeting. After prayers by the Vicar, our member Mrs Heather Wright brought card making materials and helped us all to make a lovely Easter Card. Everyone brought a posy of spring flowers, which they had made, posies were exchanged at the end of the meeting for us to take home. We had afternoon tea with delicious dainty little cakes made by Phyllis, Kath, Val, Heather and Joyce and served by Phyllis and Kath. Sadly our oldest and longest serving member Mrs Mary Jones passed away on 27th February 2015 at the amazing age of 101 years. Mothers' Union were represented at her funeral and I read about her work in Mothers' Union especially her "links" with Rwanda in the 1980's.

On Mothering Sunday we had a special Mothering Sunday Service, with a film about Mothers' Union work abroad. Our members had made 130 posies which were given out with Mothering cards by the children of the Sunday School. Posies were taken to Ellesmere House and Ellesmere Community Nursing Home.
Our next meeting is on 20th April, 2.00pm at the Town Hall with a talk by the Rev. Stella Lary on her "Previous work in Hostels".

 

January 2015

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

December 8th was our Christmas Party, held once again at the Black Lion Hotel. We had a lovely Christmas meal together and sang Carols.

The final evening Mothers' Union meeting was held on November 26th in St. John's room. We enjoyed a delightful film on "Home around the World". Mothers' Union is making "home" for people by supporting families and communities in more then 78 countries. Sadly this evening meetings was to be our last for the time being due to members other commitments.

We have had a very eventful year, with a full and varied programme thanks to Mrs Kath Meeks. We have had a new treasurer, Mrs Joyce Richardson. Four new members were enrolled by our Diocesan President and two new members were welcomed from other Mothers' Union Branches. We had two very enjoyable "outings" thanks to Mrs Connie Mason and finally our youngest member Tanya had a beautiful baby boy, Matthew. Congratulations Tanya.

I would like to thank all our members and friends, and especially the Vicar the Rev. Philip Edge for all the help and support given to Mothers' Union.

This year we have another interesting programme beginning with a 'Talk and Film on India" by Mrs Mavis Griffiths at the Town Hall, January 19th at 2pm. Could I remind members the subscriptions £19.50 are now due.

Thank you to everyone and a very Happy New Year.

Yours with love,

Ann Harris