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This year, Ladies Group are hosting our Christmas Carol Service, which is held jointly with M.U. and Mums & Co., and of course anyone who wishes to come is welcome. We meet in Church at 8.00pm on 18th December. It will be the usual lovely mix of carols, readings, and the St. Mary's Singers, always a delight.  Afterwards, festive refreshments will be served in church, so please bring a glass. We would also be grateful for any donations made towards the cost of the refreshments. 

We start the New Year as guests of M.U. at our joint New Year Party, held in the Parish Centre, 8.00pm on 8th January. Please bring cutlery and crockery (plate, pudding plate, glass, knife, fork and spoon), and your own choice of drink. We have good fun, good food and surprise entertainment, all for a mere £5 per person! Would Ladies Group members who wish to come please ensure their names are on the list, and payment made by 4th December meeting. Hilary Walsh is the lady to speak to. 

It has been a few years since we have had an evening of antiques. Les Cousins, of Park Antiques, Menston, will be coming along on 22nd January, 8.00pm in Parish Centre, to tell us all about any old items we bring in. So please look into your cupboards, trunks, on top of wardrobes, underneath beds - anywhere you may have something old lurking, and bring it in, the more the merrier. 

A very dear cousin in New Zealand sent me this greeting last year, so I thought I'd share it with you. 

 “May the best ye've ever seen be the worst ye'll ever see
 May a moose ne'er leave yer girnal wi' a teardrap in his e'e
 May ye aye keep hale an he'rty till ye'r auld enough tae dee
 May ye aye be juist as happy as I wish ye aye tae be."  

On behalf of Ladies Group, have a grand Christmas and a good New Year.
Lynne Robinson Tel.No. 01943 862009



During November we have been able to enjoy each other’s company and interesting speakers. With LG we have enjoyed another serving of Buttons with Michelle Horton. The humble button is so interesting in its ups and downs and materials. I wonder if any of us had heard of “vegetable ivory” (the tagua nut from South America) and “French Jet” (really it’s glass and has never seen Whitby!). 

On the 12th we journeyed with Judith Sayer through her life of Anglicanism and The Society of Friends. Their background of dissent disqualified them from the professions and we learnt how with political impartiality they still work for equality and fairness. They have worked for social reforms in jails, worker’s rights, anti-slavery and continue to work in organisations such as the United Nations. 

We have much to look forward to over the festive season and into the New Year. We join LG for wine tasting on 4th December (DON’T forget your glass!). On the 10th we have our Christmas meal at Otley Golf Club and joining with LG on the 18th for our carol service. 

We begin next year with our New Year Party on January 8th, again with LG and on the 14th Annette will tell us about Katiyo. 

Looking forward to seeing you at any/all meetings. Happy and peaceful greetings to all. 

Sue Whelan  


MUms & Co - You're invited! 

MUms & Co is part of the Mothers' Union and seeks to support all who who have children still at home or who provide childcare for grandchildren. We meet in each other's homes and our programme is varied and informal. Mums or dads, grannies or grandpa's - everyone is welcome to join us. Please contact Karen Wheelhouse for more details.

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What's on next at MUms & Co:

Tues 2nd Dec. 8pm: "Wine & Christmas nibbles social" @ Sarah's house 20, St. Phillips Way.

Weds 14th Jan. 8pm: "Letting go gradually - responsibilities independence" @ Susan's house. Heathfield, Burley Woodhead.


Mothers' Union and Ladies Group Meetings 2014-15

All meetings at 8pm in St Mary's Parish Centre unless shown otherwise.


4th 'Christmas Cheer' - Wine Tasting with Kelvin Newberry
18th Carol Service followed by refreshments - 8pm St Mary's Church

8th New Year Party
22nd  'An Evening of Antiques' - Les Cousins

5th  'Tools for Life - WORKAID' - David Falkiner

5th Trip to see 'The Pirates of Penzance' - Ilkley Amateur Operatic Society
19th 'Greetings from Tereli' - Mary Wood

16th 'Wait and See!' - Revd. Alastair Kirk

7th 'Powder, Paint & the Corset' - Dulcie Lewis
14th Ascension Day Service and refreshments - 7.30pm St Mary's Church
21st Ladies Group AGM

11th Out for a meal - details later

Mothers' Union Afternoon Meetings

All meetings at 2pm in St Mary's Parish Centre unless shown otherwise.


December 10th Christmas Lunch - 12.30pm for 1pm, Otley Golf Club

January 14th 'Katiyo' - Annette Hattersley 

February 11th An afternoon with Revd. Alastair Kirk

March 11th 'Desert Island Poems' - Jeanne Powell
March 25th Lady Day Service

May 13th  Evening visit to our link branch at Shelf

June 10th 'Something New' - Revd Paul Wheelhouse

July 1st   Strawberry Teas - 2.30pm St Mary's Parish Centre
July 8th  AGM followed by 'Losing and Gaining' - Sietske Archer





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