Mothers' Union - September 2015

15 members and friends attended the first meeting of the 2015/16 session in the Parish Office on Sept. 17th. We began with a service of Holy Communion, led by Rev. Kathleen. The reader was Mrs. Joyce Price, and the accompanist- Mrs. Margaret Hughes.

The AGM followed. Minutes of the last AGM were read and approved. The secretary reported there are 13 members on roll, plus two indoor members, and average attendance at meetings was 12. She then gave a resume of speakers and events involving M.U throughout a very busy year. The treasurer's report was deferred until January, but accounts were available for inspection. The collection from the Overseas Boxes amounted to £125.

The Enrolling Member reported on the General Meeting in Nottingham, which she attended with Joanne Gower and Margaret Searson, and she expressed grateful thanks to Ken for driving them to and from Nottingham. She paid tribute to Rev. Dick Staunton, a faithful supporter of M.U, who passed away in June. Also a former Worldwide President who died in August. Several members also lost relatives during the Summer, and a minute's silence was observed in their memory.

Four members attended the marriage celebration in Llandudno on Sept.10th where the Bishop blessed nine couples. The Diocesan President will be standing down in October , and a service will be held in the Cathedral on November 4th.

Mrs. Joanne Gower arranged a display of  M.U. cards and other items for purchase.

A coffee morning in aid of Branch Funds will be held in the Parish Office on 28th October.

The Enrolling Member then thanked the Officials and all members for their continued support of M.U.

Rev. Kathleen added her thanks especially for providing refreshments on special occasions. The tea hostesses were the Officials.

The next meeting is on October 15th when the speaker will be Mrs. Jane Hibbert.    

Margaret Hughes.