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.
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.
The Fellowship Harvest Supper was held in the Bowling Club. Muriel Evans - President welcomed all and thanked the members for their hard work, preparing and serving the food. Grace was said by The Reverend Kathleen Rogers. The usual supper of soup, ham salad, apple pie and wine was enjoyed by all the guests.
Delightful entertainment was given by Alwyn Evans accompanied by Susan Jones on the piano. Alwyn sang a variety of Welsh Airs, several well known songs by David Lloyd. Muriel congratulated Alwyn on his appointment as the conductor of the Aberystwyth Choir. Muriel also thanked our faithful helpers, Ken and Elfed who manned the door and organised the raffle as always.
Kathleen thanked the entertainers and the Fellowship for it’s continued support
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th November, all are welcome to join us at the Parish Office.
Maureen and Alice would like to take this opportunity to thank all the helpers and guests at their recent Tea Party held at Alice’s house. The day was much enjoyed by everyone.
Ladies Fellowship - Sep 2015
Members met at the Parish office were Cannon Riley led a short Communal Service. The readers were Mrs Muriel Evans and Mrs Alice Hughes. Muriel went on to thank Cannon Riley for leading the service and welcomed members to the 2015-16 season.
The A.G.M. followed. The officials to remain as prevoious year en bloc, Chairperson - Mrs Muriel Evans, Secretary - Mrs Alice Hughes, Treasurer - Mrs Margaret Searson. The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s accounts were presented and accepted.
The Harvest Supper will be held on Friday 9th October at 6 pm in the Bowling Club, cost £6:50.
Donations of £25 to be made to the Archbishop’s Fund for Children and Christian Aid. A donation was also given to the Church for use of the Parish office.
Arrangements were made for speakers and tea hostesses for the coming season The speaker’s in November will be Mrs Margaret Humpreys and Maureen Saddler who will speak about their life in Forge whilst Margaret was growing up there.
The Ladies Fellowship will restart on Tuesday Sept 8th with a celebration of Holy Communion in St Peter’s Church at 2:00 pm followed by the AGM at the Parish Office.
You are all welcome to join us.