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 - 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.
Muriel opened the meeting with a short service. Apologies were received from Alice, Margaret and Ann.
Muriel read the minutes for January and signed them as correct.
A new member Angela Mason was welcomed, who has recently moved to Corris.
Our St David’s Day celebrations will be at the Plas on the 14th March, Cawl and Pudding at 12:30pm.
Sandra is holding a Cafe Church every Sunday 6pm - 8pm during Lent.
Muriel introduced Dennis Jones who spent his childhood in Llanwchlyn. He spoke about “Health & Support” having spent a great deal of his childhood in hospital. He now organises concerts for charities and worthy causes. As a thank you for all the help given to his family when he was in hospital in Wrexham and Liverpool, with no transport.
Muriel thanked Dennis, she also thanked the tea hostesses for the tea and biscuits.
Members and guests met at the Plas Restaurant for their celebration lunch to mark St David’s Day. Cawl and a choice of sweets were enjoyed by all. Alice thanked the staff for a delicious meal and best wishes were sent to the Reverend Kath for a speedy recovery after her recent operation
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.