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July 2014

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

Afternoon Mothers' Union Group

We did not have a meeting in June as we went on our Annual Summer Outing. This year we went to Llandudno on 16th June. The weather was good and we were all able to enjoy the traditional pleasures of the seaside. Many thanks to Connie for organising this excellent outing.

Our next afternoon meeting will be on July 21st at 2pm in the Town Hall when Mrs Gill Cartwright will speak on her work as a development officer for Age UK.

On August 14th there will be a Church meeting at St Mary's at 2pm, when we will be joined by our Deanery Leader Mrs Rosemary Horton and members of Brewood Mothers' Union. The speaker will be Mrs Elizabeth Binsley, our Diocesan President who will enrol our new Mothers' Union Members. The meeting will be followed by refreshments.

September 15th will be our "Mystery Trip".

Ellesmere eMU's (Evening Mothers' Union Group)

The next evening Mothers' Union Meeting will be on July 16th, 7.30pm in St. Johns Room. This will be a talk on ''The Bells".

Yours with love,

Ann Harris

June 2014

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

Afternoon M.U. Group

This year is year our Deanery Festival Service was held at St. Mary's Church, Ellesmere. The Theme for 2014 was "Sowing the Future Together". We were joined by our Deanery Leader, Mrs Rosemary Horton together with Welsh Frankton Mothers' Union and Welshampton Mothers' Union. The Service was led by the Rev. Karen Davies and our guest speaker was Sue Egerton "Marketing and Fundraising Co-ordinator, Lichfield Diocese". The service was well attended with many of our members taking part. Delicious refreshments were served.

Afternoon Mothers' Union Group

At the May meeting our speaker was one of our own members, Mrs Val Thomson. Val gave a wonderful talk on her life as an "Artist Married to a Farmer'. What Val had achieved and the many varied aspects of her life were truly amazing.

A vote of thanks was given by Mr William Parker. Mrs Kath Meeks presented Val with a plant. Teas and home made cakes were served by Heather Wright and Mrs Pam Edwards.

Our Mothers' Union Coffee Morning will be held in the Town Hall on 28th June. 10am-12.30pm, where we will have our "Cake Stall", Bring & Buy Stall, Raffle etc.

Ellesmere eMU's (Evening Mothers' Union Group)

At our evening meeting Mrs Ann Edwards gave a lovely flower demonstration, members also brought their own flowers and Ann helped them to do an arrangement. A very enjoyable evening.

There will not be an afternoon meeting in June as we will be going on our Summer Outing to Llandudno on the 16th June.

 

Yours with love,

Ann Harris

April 2014

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

Afternoon M.U. Group

At the March meeting Mrs Ann Harris, Branch Leader gave an interesting and amusing talk on the “History of Ellesmere Mothers’ Union” starting in 1906.  The talk was taken from snippets from old record books that Mrs Mary Jones had given to her.  Sadly, the  Temperance Rooms, Trimpley Hall and St. Mary’s Hall have all passed into history and The Old Vicarage, where afternoon teas, garden parties and fetes were held—Sold !, but in spite of all that the Mothers’ Union is still very much alive and thriving.  Many of the old scrap books were displayed and tea and delicious dainty little cakes made by Kath, Val and Phyllis were served.  The vote of thanks and a lovely basket of flowers were given to Ann by Mrs Kath Meeks.  The next afternoon meeting in the Town Hall at 2pm will be a talk on "Adult Literacy" by the Rev. Karen Davies.

Ellesmere eMU's

The February evening meeting was held at the Vicarage, and a very informative and moving talk on Hope House was given by Mrs Anne Edge.

The next evening meeting will be in April 30th at 7.30pm in St. Johns Room with "Flower Arranging" by Mrs Ann Edwards.

Yours with love,

Ann

May 2014

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

Afternoon M.U. Group

At the April meeting we were joined by our Deanery Leader, Mrs Rosemary Horton.  We welcomed our guest speaker the Rev. Karen Davies who gave a very interesting and informative talk on Adult Literacy, and the work she does teaching and helping adults to learn to read and write.  A vote of thanks was given by Mrs Heather Wright, Mrs Kath Meeks presented the Rev. Karen with a basket of flowers.  Teas were served by Mrs Pam Edwards and Mrs Susan Frances.  The next afternoon meeting is the Town Hall on May 19th at 2pm, will be a talk “Artist Married to a Farmer” by Mrs Valerie Thomson.

Ellesmere eMU's

The next evening meeting will be May 26th in St. John’s Room ‘Bible Study’ 7.30pm

Deanery Festival

The Mothers’ Union Deanery Festival will be held this year at St. Mary’s Church, Ellesmere on Wednesday 14th May at 7.30pm when we will be joined by Welsh Frankton and Welshampton Mothers’ Union Branches.

The service will  be led by the Rev. Karen Davies herself a Mothers’ Union Member.

The guest speaker will be Mrs Sue Egerton ‘Mothers’ Union Action  and Outreach’  who will speak on this year’s theme  “Growing The Future Together”

Everyone is very welcome and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  We have a very large Church to fill !!

Refreshments will be served.

Yours with love,

Ann

March 2014

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

Afternoon M.U. Group

At the February meeting Mrs Beryl Metcalf, co-ordinator of the Mothers' Union Faith & Policy unit on "Campaigning", gave an interesting talk, mainly on women's' issues, such as domestic violence and safety on the internet for children which is difficult to control as well as being very careful and aware about what is published on Facebook. The Vote of Thanks was given by Mary Goulbourne. Teas were served by Mrs Phyllis Dean and Mrs Heather Wright. The next afternoon meeting will be in the Town Hall on March 17th when Mrs Ann Harris will show some of the group's many old scrap books. Tea and cake will be served.

At the February evening meeting Ann Harris welcomed the speaker Rosemary Craven who gave a talk on recent conflicts in the World. She opened with a reading from the Bible and a lively discussion followed.

The next evening meeting will be on March 26th starting 7.30pm in St. John's Room with a talk on counselling by Mrs Meg Wilkes. Mothering Sunday will be celebrated on March 30th at St. Mary's Church at 10.1Sam. This will be a special service taken by members of the Mothers' Union, with posies and cards given our by the Sunday School.

Yours with love,

Ann

The following photo shows Fr. Philip commissioning Ann Harris as Mothers' Union Ellesmere Branch Leader, supported by Connie Mason, on 19th January, 2014.

Fr. Philip commissioning Ann Harris as Mothers' Union Ellesmere Branch Leader