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October 2013

Mrs K Meeks 01691 623155

Our Mystery outing in September was a great success. We had an excellent lunch at the Broughton Arms, Balterley, then onto St. James Church, Audley where we were made very welcome by their Mothers' Union and Church members, who showed us around and gave us a talk about the Church.

The existence of this Church is first documented in the Foundation Charter of Hulton Abbey (Staffs) in 1223. The South aisle contained a Lady Chapel by 1369 and was the original site of the Brass to Sir Thomas Audley, a second Brass was set on the North wall of the Chancel, originally the Chancel Floor, commemorates William Abnett (d1628) of Wynbrook House in Audley.

Refreshments were given by Audley Mothers' Union. Mary gave the vote of thanks on behalf of all the travellers and to Connie for all her hard work in organising the trip.

Our next meeting is on 21st October at 2pm, when we will be having a talk and slides by Save the Family member.

Yours in fellowship,

Kath Meeks

September 2013

Mrs K Meeks 01691 623155

We had our July meeting in the Town Hall. We were very grateful to Fr. Philip who gave an exploratory and most interesting talk into prayer.

We did not have a meeting in August this year, but hope to continue with our Church service in 2014.

Our Mystery Outing on September 16th will leave Cross Street at 10.30am. We will be back in Ellesmere by 5.00pm. The cost of £22.00 will cover the cost of the coach and a two course lunch with tea or coffee and is open to non members. The closing date for tickets is September 10th. For further details please contact Connie on 01948 780308.

On October 21st the meeting will be at the usual time of 2.00pm. We will be having a talk with slides by 'Save the Family' member Karen.

Yours in fellowship,

Kath Meeks

May 2013

Mrs K Meeks 01691 623155

Many of you will already know that Jo Beveridge who for many years had been Branch Leader of Ellesmere Mothers' Union passed away on Saturday 6th April. Jo was committed to the work of the Mothers' Union in all its aspects, especially its Adult Literacy Projects and was concerned that it should have a future. For this reason in addition for her work as branch leader, she also set up an evening Mothers' Union group for those who found afternoon meeting inconvenient. Jo was an inspiration to us all and will be greatly missed. So it is fitting that we thank God for Jo, and remember her husband Bill, Daughter Rachel and family in our prayers.

Lady Day Service, 8th April

Rosemary Horton welcomed 8 members to St. Matthews Church, Criftins and gave a moving dedication to Jo Beveridge.

Afternoon Mothers' Union Group

Meg Wilkes was the speaker for our April meeting. We all found it very interested on Counselling. Meg put it over with props. The next meeting will be on May 20th, when the Rev'd Tom Farrell will give a talk

May 22nd Deanery Festival at Welsh Frankton 7.00pm

Yours in fellowship,

Kath Meeks

June 2013

Mrs K Meeks 01691 623155

After the sad loss of our dear leader Jo, we the committee will continue with the running of the Mothers' Union, each one taking on a little extra, and hope that it will work until such a time that a leader will come along. We will do our best with Gods help.

Mothers' Union Coffee Morning

Mothers' Union Coffee morning in April was a big success. Thank you to everyone who supported us. We made £425 + £105 from the sale of Jo Beveridge's plants and cushions, making a total of £530.00

Afternoon Mothers' Union Group

The Rev'd Tom Farrell was the speaker at our May meeting. Tom talked about his time when he was an Evacuee at Lyneal coming from Liverpool. Then in 1956 when he ran in the Melbourne Olympics, then on to Rome where he was eliminated and finished at the Munich Olympics as a Pastor, it was all really interesting.

June 17th is our Members Lunch at the Boathouse 12.30 for 1.00pm

Yours in fellowship,

Kath Meeks

April 2013

Corporate Communion

1st March was the Womens' World Day of Prayer. The Theme was 'I was a Stranger and you welcomed me', by the France MU. It was a good service and well supported, with tea and cakes afterwards. Thank you to all who helped make it such a success.

10th March. Mothering Sunday, a lovely service 100 posies were made. Thank you to all who helped make the posies.

We had our afternoon meeting on Monday 17th March. Ann Harris gave a very interesting talk and showed scrap books about our Mothers' Union Past and Present. A lovely afternoon was had by all.

Our next meeting is on 15th April when Meg Wilkes will give a talk on Counselling.

April 8th is the Lady Day Service at Welsh Frankton.

April 20th is our Coffee Morning, 10am - 12 noon in Ellesmere Town Hall.

Yours in love and fellowship.

Kath Meeks