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.
Members and friends travelled to YSGWRN, the home of poet Hedd Wyn in Trawsffynydd, where we were met by Gerwyn Evans, who had lived there until 5 years ago. He gave a very vivid account of the house and the Evan’s family who had lived there. It was like stepping back in time a century or so, very atmospheric. The 5 Bardic chairs were on view, including the Black chair from the Birkenhead Eisteddfod, which Hedd Wyn won postumously during the First World War.
A lunch was enjoyed at the Rhiw Goch Hotel, where Muriel thanked Margaret Searson and Alice Hughes for their support over the last year. She also thanked Alice for arranging such a wonderful day, enjoyed by all.
Muriel Evans the President welcomed members and led a short service, also doing the bible reading. Muriel introduced Chris Fuller who spoke about his work for nature conservation. Finishing as Regional Manager for our part of Wales, based at Aberystwyth. Many changes have taken place over the years in farming, and peoples attitude to conservation. It’s fine to have good roads and motorways, but you have to have omething to view at the end of your journey. A very lively discussion followed.
Alice expressed thanks to Chris and the Tea Hostesses, Ann Humphreys and Llinos Davies. Our trip to Hedd Wyn’s home will be on Saturday May 16th ,starting at 09:30 hrs. All a welcome to join us, please contact Alice on 01654 702020.
To celebrate St Davids Day, the Fellowship members and friends enjoyed a lunch at the Plas. Cawl, trifle or bread & butter pudding was the order of the day. Muriel thanked the staff of the Plas for a delicious meal, also thanking Alice for organising the meal.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th April when Mr Chris Fuller will speak about his work with nature conservation.
Everyone is welcome to join us.
Muriel Evans welcomed members and led a short service, the reader was Maureen Hughes. Minutes for December and January were read and accepted. It was agreed to hold the March meeting at the Plas, where we will have a Cawl lunch to celebrate St David’s Day. Our trip in May will be to Ysgwrn, Hedd Wyn’s house, details will be available later in March. Our speaker was Jean Preston who gave a talk on traditions at African weddings and celebrations. Jean brought along some native costumes for us to see, which were colourful and mostly hand printed. The tea hostesses were Joan Williams and Maureen Hughes. Muriel thanked them both and especially Jean Preston for a very interesting talk.
The first meeting of the Fellowship for 2015 was our Annual Dinner held at the Maengwyn Cafe. The Reverand Kathleen said grace, and 18 members and friends enjoyed a delicious meal. Muriel thanked Shirley and the staff for preparing and serving our meal. Everyone then took part in a very enjoyable quiz, set by Alice, the winner was Wendy Fuller. A special prize was awarded to Angela Jones, who was the only one to answer a particular question.
Bronwen and Muriel then led a session of Bingo and most members went home with a prize and a full stomach.
The next meeting will be on the 10 February, the guest speaker will be Jean Preston who will speak about weddings and celebrations in Uganda. Everyone is welcome to join us at 2:00 pm
Thank you Alice.