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.
Ladies Fellowship - January 2017
In December members joined the Mothers’ Union at their Christmas Carol Service, then enjoyed a delicious meal at the Riverside Hotel Pennal.
The first meeting of our Fellowship for 2017 was our Annual Dinner at Plas Dolguog. The Rev Kathleen said grace, members and friends enjoyed a lovely meal. Muriel thanked the staff of Dolguog for preparing and serving our meal, she also thanked Alice and Margaret for their help and support through out the past year. A quiz was held by Alice and Muriel,, this was followed by a session of Bingo led by Bronwen Jones. Most members went home with a prize and all with a full stomach.
Our next meeting will be Dennis Jones talking about his childhood. All are welcome to join us at the St Peters Church on Tuesday 14th February at 2 pm.
Muriel welcomed members and led a short service, the reader was Maureen Hughes. Muriel thanked members for helping at the Harvest Supper, which was a great success held in the Mezzanine room on the first floor.
Letters and thanks were received from the Archbishops Fund for Children, also from Christian Aid for our recent donations to their charity. We will be joining the Mothers Union in December for the Carol Service and dinner at the Riverside Hotel Pennal.
We are holding a Coffee Morning at the Church on Saturday 14th December at 10:00 am. It was decided to go to Dolguog Hotel for our Annual Dinner in January.
Our speaker was Angharad Penrhyn Jones, who spoke about the book she has written “Here we Stand” reviewing women's place in a changing world. Muriel expressed her thanks to Angharad for a very enlightening talk.
Ladies Fellowship - March 2016
15 members and guests met at the Plas for lunch, to celebrate St David’s Day. Cawl and a choice of sweet was enjoyed by all.
Muriel thanked the staff of the Plas for their delicious meal, also thanks to Alice for organising the event.
The Ladies Fellowsip - Feb 2016
President Muriel Evans welcomed members to the meeting and led a short service, the reader was Ann Humphreys. A short silence was observed in memory of one of our members Mabel Baker.
Apologies were received from Roberta Williams.
Liz Evans was welcomed to the meeting.
Thanks were expressed to Bronwen Jones for leading the Bingo session at the recent dinner.
Thanks were also received from the Archbishop’s Fund for Children for the donation of £25. The Fellowship’s St David’s lunch will be held at the Plas on Tuesday 8th March @12:30 pm cost £6:50.
Muriel welcomed Phil Wheeler from the Fabric’s warehouse, who started with a market stall 35 years aso. Now sourcing fabric’s from India, where the raw cotton is grown by farmer’s on ethical grounds, dying with natural dye’s and woven on power looms. Making a better standard of living, a stable industry on a co-operative system. Samples of the material were circulated , and all were amazed at the different colours and weaves.
Alice Hughes expressed thanks to Phil Wheeler for a very interesting insight into what goes in the production these fabric’s and for bringing along examples for the natural cottons sold in his shop.
In December members joined the Mothers Union at their Christmas Carol Service, then enjoyed a delicious meal at the Riverside Hotel Pennal.
The first meeting of the Fellowship for 2016 was our Annual Dinner at Machynlleth Golf Club.
Ken Searson said Grace, members and friends enjoyed a lovely meal.
Muriel thanked Huw and Sue for preparing and serving the food, then thanked Margaret and Alice for their support and help throughout the past year. This was followed by a quiz and then Prize Bingo abeley led by Bronwen and Muriel, with most members going home with a prize and certainly a full stomach.