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.
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.
Ladies Fellowship - November 2017
Muriel welcomed members to the November meeting and led a short service, the reader was Maureen. Muriel then thanked her and the Tea Hostesses.
Celia Fletcher was welcomed as a new member and Kathleen welcomed back after her mission to Uganda. Apologies were received from Dorothy and Angela. The minutes were read and accepted.
Our Harvest Supper was a great success once again with 50 attending, all were wonderfully entertained by three local talented youngsters.
Letters of thanks were received for donations to the Archbishops Fund and Christian Aid.
We are invited join Mother’s Union for their Carol Service on Tuesday 19th December at 11:00 am then to the Riverside Pennal for Christmas Lunch. Our own Christmas Lunch will be at the Golf Club on Saturday 6th January, a list was sent round for names.
Muriel introduced Llinos Griffiths who was awarded a grant from the Prince’s Trust to enable her to start up her business, making and selling soaps. Dyfi Naturals use all natural ingredients and oils, there are ten different perfumes, Lavender, Rose, Earl Grey Tea and Tea Tree Oil, just a few available been available. There are strict standards for their processing and registered with the E.U. Ann thanked Llinos for a very interesting demonstration and wished her well in her future venture.
The Christingle Service will be on the 5th January.
Ladies Fellowship - October 2017
St Peter’s Fellowship once again organised a very successful Harvest Supper served in the mezzanine at the Church. Muriel welcomed guests and thanked the members for their hard work, preparing and serving the supper. Reader Sandra Wheeler said Grace, and the usual supper of soup, ham salad, apple pie and cheese and biscuits all washed down with a glass of wine was enjoyed by one and all.
Delightful entertainment was enjoyed with Glain and Tegan’s singing and Ceris on the harp. What wonderful sing and harp playing three very mature talented young ladies. Welsh airs and very sophisticated modern compositions were enjoyed. Muriel thanked them and wished them every success in the future.
A raffle was held, followed by the ladies of the Fellowship sitting down to their Harvest Supper, served by our faithful gentlemen helpers, Ken, Clive and Roger, who were gratefully thanked by Muriel.
Ladies Fellowhip - Sept 2017
The Fellowship AGM for 2017-18 began with a Communion Service led by Rev Kath, Elizabeth Jones and Beryl Hughes were mentioned in our prayers. Muriel thanked Kathleen for leading the service and welcomed members to the AGM. Apologies were received from Dorothy, Angela and Llinos.
The minutes for 2016-17 were read out and accepted. The Committee remains en bloc, Chairperson - Muriel Evans, Secretary - Alice Hughes and Treasurer - Margaret Searson.
Margaret presented the Treasurers Report, which was duly signed.
It was decided to donate to the Archbishop’s Fund for Children and Christian Aid, also a donation to the Church for the use of the mezzanine for the meetings. Alice read the Secretaries Report for the past year which was also signed. Muriel thanked members for their continued support throughout the past year. Kathleen is to visit Uganda in October, and asked if we could manage a donation to buy supplies for much needed work in the hospital and school, she will be visiting when in Uganda. Maureen proposed we give a sum of £100, with all members agreeing.
Our Annual Harvest Supper will be on October 10th to be held in the mezzanine at Church. This year we will be catering for 50 people, the price is £7 and starts at 6:00pm, members to meet at 2:00 pm to prepare for the evening.
Subscriptions to remain at £3 per annum, tea 50p. Ann Armstrong thanked members for their support and best wishes after her recent operation.
The AGM of St Peter’s Ladies Fellowship will be held on Tuesday 12th September following a service of Holy Eucharist in St Peter’s Church.
A very warm welcome to all.