The St Peter’s Ladies Fellowship started over 20 years ago for women who worked during the day and were unable to attend the Mothers’ Union meetings.
Their meetings were also monthly on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month from September until April. This year meetings have been moved to 1.30 in the afternoons.
Ladies Fellowship members are also very busy in the Parish supporting all events and services. They arrange a very successful Harvest Supper on the 2nd Tuesday of October which is enjoyed by the whole community and help with the arranging of the Christingle Service in January.
report from Alice Hughes
The Fellowship AGM began with a Eucharist service led by Revd Miriam. Apologies were received from Bronwen, Celia and Muriel. Minutes for 2018/19 AGM were read and accepted. The committee is as follows: Chairperson - Muriel Evans; Minutes secretary - Alice Hughes; Treasurer - Margaret Searson.
£25 is to be sent to the Archbishop’s fund also Christian Aid, £60 to the church for the use of the upper room for our meeting. Margaret presented the balance sheet which was signed and accepted.
Our Harvest Supper will be held on 15th October - cost £7 - for 50 people. Arrangements were made. New tablecloths were on show, with thanks to Margaret Searson. Subscriptions are to remain at £3. We will join the Mothers’ Union for their Carol service and lunch. Our own annual lunch will be held in January.
The programme for 2019-20 was arranged:
October - Harvest supper; November - May be Jen; December - Carol service and lunch; January - Our own dinner; February - Street Pastor; March - St David’s day celebration lunch at Maengwyn cafe; April - Blood bikes; May - Trip. Everybody is welcome to join us on the second Tuesday of the month meeting in the upstairs room at St Peter’s. Thank you
St Peter’s Ladies Fellowship Harvest Supper
will be held at St Peter’s
at 6pm on 15th October.
Tickets, £7 each
from Muriel Evans or Margaret Searson
St Peter’s Fellowship held their AGM following a Eucharist service led by Jen Evans. Muriel thanked Jen, she then welcomed members to the meeting. Dorothy Edwards was remembered in our prayers, a very faithful member.
Bronwen proposed return en bloc, which was endorsed by all. They were thanked for their continued support of the Fellowship.
Chairperson - Mrs Muriel Evans.
Secretary - Mrs Alice Hughes.
Treasurer - Mrs Margaret Searson.
It was proposed that £25 be sent to both the Archbishop's Fund and to Christian Aid. £60 was also proposed to be paid to St Peter’s for the hire of the Mezzanine for the meetings throughout the year. Margaret resented the Balance Sheets which were unanimously accepted, this was followed by the Secretaries Report which was signed
Our Harvest Supper will take place on Tuesday 9th September, starting at 6 o’clock upstairs in the mezzanine. The cost is £7 pp and will be for up to 50 people.
And finally, the program foe 2018 - 19 was arranged.
Muriel welcomed members to the meeting and led a short service, the reader was Llinos Davies. Muriel thanked her and the tea hostesses. Apologies were received from Dorothy, Celia and Angela.
Minutes for March were read out and accepted. Congratulations were expressed to Marilyn Jones on the birth of her grand-daughter, a daughter for Claire. New table clothes are to be bought for the mezzanine. Margaret Davies to purchase them on behalf of the Ladies Fellowship.
There will be a Flower Festival in the Church in the month of August, sponsors are to be sought.
As our trip to Gregynog was not viable, we shall be going to Rhydypennau Restaurant for lunch on May 1st . Muriel then introduced Ippy a storyteller, who recited lovely stories and poems. An enchanting afternoon. Alice thanked Ippy for the entertaining us so beautifully.
Ladies Fellowship - March 2018
Members and guests met at Maengwyn Cafe to celebrate St David’s Day with a lunch, with a Cawl and a Desert, The Rev Jen Evans said Grace. Muriel welcomed everyone and thanked the staff for a delicious meal. Our trip in May will be to Gregynog Hall Newtown.
Our next meeting will be Ippy, who will talk about her travels in India.
All welcome to join us at St Peter’s at 2pm on April 10th.
In December members joined the Mothers Union at their Carol Service in St Peter’s, then enjoyed a delicious meal at the River-side Hotel Pennal.
The first meeting of 2018 was our Annual Dinner at the Machynlleth Golf Club, the Reverend Kath said Grace, members and guests enjoyed a delicious meal. Muriel thanked Huw and Sue for preparing and serving our lunch, she also thanked Margaret and Alice for their help and support throughout the past year.
Following the meal everyone took part in a quiz followed by Bingo, ably led by Bronwen and Muriel. All members went home with a prize and a full stomach.
At our next meeting in February there will be a most interesting talk given on “Blood Bikes” by one of their representatives. They have the responsibility of bring blood from Cardiff to Aberystwyth Hospital when urgently needed.