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 - 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.
Ladies Fellowship - May 2017
As the last Fellowship meeting for 2017, 16 members and friends travelled by mini-bus to visit Llnadre Church, where we were met by the Rev Peter Jones. What a lovely Church built in 1885, beautiful stained glass windows, it had a spiritual atmosphere of peace and serenity. There are several walks leading from the Church, one focusing on Poetry.
After lunch at Lllety Parc we moved on to Llanbadarn Church, which was on a much grander scale, with a very interesting exhibition telling the story of Christianity in Wales.
Muriel thanked Alice for organising the trip and all members for their support throughout the past season.
Our next meeting will be in September, when we will welcome any new members wishing to join us.
Ladies Fellowship - April 2017
Muriel welcomed members to the April meeting and led a short service, with Llinos reading the lesson.
Ann and Joan are both improving and hope to join us before too long.
We have had a new glass container made for the Cruet set on the Alter, this is our contribution to the new renovated Church.
Minutes were read and accepted.
Final arrangements were made for our trip in May, visiting Llandre and Llanbadarn Churches.
Mrs Enid Hoyle was our speaker and told us about her childhood in Lancashire. Born in Richton in a two-up two-down house. Rishton was a cotton town, with mills built on the river banks, which provided transport for the finished cotton. There were clogs and cobbled streets, no phones and outside toilets. At the age of 11 she passes her 11 plus and entered the Grammar School.
Alice expressed her thanks to Enid for such an interesting talk, she also thanked the tea hostesses, Bronwen and Llinos.