Mothers' Union - December 2016

On Friday Dec .2nd, members, friends and family gathered in the Mezzanine room for a surprise party to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of our members- Mrs. Doreen Ellis. The party had been arranged by members of her family, and her son Hefin, thanked everyone for coming and for their friendship towards his mother. We are very sorry to learn that Doreen has since fallen and sustained fractures, and unfortunately had to spend Christmas in hospital. We send her our very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

On Thursday Dec. 15th, members of Corris M.U and the Ladies' Fellowship joined us at St. Peter's for our annual carol service, prepared and led by the Rev. Canon Kathleen. Three new members were inducted into M.U - Liz and Roland into the Machynlleth branch and Rachel into Corris. The service contained a mime with a seasonal message, ably performed by Joyce and Sandra, and the organist was Mrs. Margaret Hughes. After the service,19 members and friends proceeded to the Riverside Hotel, Pennal for Christmas Lunch. Joyce welcomed everyone, particularly the new members, and invited the Rev. Roland Barnes to say grace. After a delicious lunch, the enrolling member gave a vote of thanks to the hotel staff. She then gave a brief resume of a very busy year, and thanked everyone for their support, particularly the officials, and the Rev. Kathleen for preparing the service, and also everyone who donated raffle prizes.

Mrs. Muriel Evans, on behalf of the Fellowship, thanked M.U for their invitation to the service and lunch, and Rev. Kathleen thanked Joyce for her hard work for M.U and for the support given by the branch to her and St. Peter's. Joyce then wished everyone a very Happy Christmas .

The next meeting is on Jan19th in St. Peter's, when Mrs. Margaret Hughes will speak about her grandfather's three cousins who were missionaries in China at the beginning of the 20th century, and also about her recent trip to China.          

Margaret Hughes.