Mothers' Union - November 2017

Thirteen members and friends attended the meeting on Nov.16th. Mrs. Joyce Price led the service and Mrs. Ann Armstrong read the lesson.

Mrs. Price thanked everyone who had donated clothes for refugees and toiletries for hospital bags. She also thanked Joanne for bringing her stall selling M.U gifts and cards, and Margaret Searson for arranging the poppies for Remembrance Sunday. Margaret was also asked to order a new M.U. notice board.

Readers are required for the " Wave of Prayer" service on Nov.29th.

There is one place available in the car going to the Advent service in Bangor on Dec. 14th. Please advise Joyce ASAP if you wish to attend.

The Rainbow Sale realised the magnificent total of £1233-25p throughout the Diocese. Many thanks to those who contributed to the Machynlleth effort.

Subs will be due at the Feb. meeting next year.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Nativity display in church on Dec. 9th has now been cancelled.

The guest speaker was Mr. Chris Gower who described his career in the Hertfordshire Police Force. His parents met in Austria while on National Service, thereafter settling in Ayr, Scotland. His father joined the Ayr Borough Police. When Chris applied to join them, he was turned down as he wore contact lenses, so he became a Tax Collector instead. Later, when contact lenses became more sophisticated, he thought about joining the Metropolitan Police, but his mother wasn't keen on the idea, so he applied to Hertfordshire Police, where his cousin was already an officer, and was accepted. He spent 12 weeks training at Eynsham Hall, now a country house hotel. As part of the training, they were taught how to present evidence in court. One of his first duties as a P.C. was to escort 20 escaped cows from the town centre of Rickmansworth back to their field!! He was also on duty at the miners' strike in Nottingham, stopping miners going from one area to another to picket. He never saw any trouble, despite newspaper reports. Following a 2-year continuation course at Ashford, he was moved to Royston, where he met Joanne. He retired after 28 years' service. He was thanked by Mrs.Joyce Price, who read an amusing poem by a local lady- Jesse Malone, about the police.

The tea hostesses were Sandra Wheeler and Ann Armstrong.

Our next meeting will be the annual Carol Service on TUESDAY December 19th at 11.00am in St. Peter's, followed by Christmas Lunch at the Riverside Hotel, Pennal. Each member attending is kindly requested to provide a raffle prize on the day.

MH.