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.
Our Annual Harvest Supper was held the Bowling Club recently. Muriel Evans the President extended a warm welcome to all, and thanked the members for all their hard work preparing and serving the supper. Especially Margaret Searson who had made all the apple pies. Grace was said by the Rev Kath Rogers. The usual supper was served and enjoyed by all the guests.
Delightful entertainment was provided by Pumsain (Marie, Eleri, Shoned and Shan) who were ablely accompaned by Lydia on the piano. They sang a variety of Welsh songs, all finished off with a good old sing along.
The raffle and the door was manned by our faithful helpers Elfed, Ken and Geraint. The Rev Kath thanked the entertainers and the Fellowship for their continued support.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th November, when the speaker will be Mr Rab Jones. He will be speaking about our War Memorial and the soldiers names there on.
This years Fellowship outing is to Abbey Cwm Hir Hall, were we can enjoy the Christmas decorations, it will be on Saturday 15th November leaving the Red Lion at 9:00 am. The Bus is £7 and the Entrance Fee is £13. Those wishing to go will find a list in Church.
The first meeting of the Fellowship was a Holy Communion led by Rev Kath Rogers, the reader’s were Muriel Evans and Margaret Searson. Muriel welcomed members to the meeting and thanked Kathleen and Ken for leading the service. Maureen Hughes and Joan Williams were welcomed as new members.
The A.G.M. Followed, Roberta Williams proposed the Officials stay the same as the previous year.
Sympathy was expressed to Bronwen Jones and Sylvia Williams on the sad loss of Bronwen’s husband and Sylvia’s brother.
Alice Hughes read the Secretaries Report and Margaret Searson presented the Financial Report. Both were signed and accepted. £25 to be donated to the Archbishop’s Fund and Christian Aid with a further £75 for the hire of the Church Office for our meetings.
Arrangements were made for the Harvest Supper to be held on Tuesday 21 Oct at the Bowling Club.
The programme for 2014/15 was discussed and the tea hostesses arranged.
The Ladies Fellowship will commence again in September following the summer break. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 2 pm in St Peter’s Church Office. The first on will be on the 9th September, we welcome new members.
On the last meeting of the season on a rather wintery day, 13 members and 6 friends travelled by bus to Tywyn and boarded the train on the Talyllyn railway to Abergynolwyn.
The countryside was at its best with the lambs playing in the fields and the bluebells and wild flowers along the track were a wonderful sight.
After enjoying a substantial lunch at the Railway Inn we travelled home via Talyllyn Lake and Corris.
Muriel Evans thanked the organisers for an enjoyable day and wished members a happy summer break until our next meeting in September.
Muriel Evans opened our meeting with a short service with Ann Armstrong reading the lesson. Thank you letters have been received from the Archbishop of Wales Fund for Children and Christian Aid for our annual donations.
Muriel introduced Mrs Hefin Birch who gave a very interesting talk on “Old Aberdyfi”. Aberdyfi saw its heyday from 1840-1880 when there were seven ship building yards in the village making a total of 81 ships over the years. It was a thriving port with ships importing coal, lime, peat, salt, cod and Baltic wood and exporting slate, oak bark, wool and cattle. Farming in the area provided a very poor living and many of the young farmers left the land to become sailors in a very hard and dangerous life. With the coming of steam and the railway to the Cambrian Coast the ship building industry and the port declined.
Our annual trip will be on May 3rd leaving from outside the Chemist at 11am travelling to the Talyllyn Railway, with a ride on the train to Abergynolwyn and a meal at the Railway Inn.
All are warmly welcomed to join us, there is a list in St Peter’s for those wishing to come.