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Both meetings are held in the Parish Centre. 

16th October, 8.00pm We warmly welcome back Pat Osbourne,who will again be thrilling us with ‘The Secret Life of Charles Dickens’, (as she did previously with the lives of the Brontes), exploring the dark side of Mr. Dickens. We can look forward to a most entertaining evening. 

6th November, 8.00pm We also welcome back Michelle Horton from Duttons for Buttons to continue the history of buttons in her talk ‘All Buttoned Up Part 2’. Now anyone who missed Part 1 may think buttons are not tremendously Interesting but how wrong you would be. We all loved Michelle's first evening with us, and I am sure she will bring along more wonderful buttons with which to demonstrate her talk.

Last month I mentioned our mystery evening. This month I will give a few more details. Our member, Mavis Regan, has organised a very special Mystery Tour on 19th February 2015 (obviously to a Secret Destination or it wouldn't be a mystery tour! ). Please contact Mavis directly for details. Tel. 01943 863569. It is important to register your interest by 30th November as numbers are restricted. 

Lynne Robinson

01943 862009



The Annual Opening Service launched our new year with well known hymns, thoughtfully selected readings and an anthem from St Mary’s Singers. The Revd Barry Overend challenged us to confront our ‘ Presuppositions, Prejudices and Pride (I’m not sure about confronting plumbers!) in a humorous address. Vicar Alastair led us in prayer and gave the blessing. Afterwards fellowship was shared over refreshments. 

A reminder that Karen Wheelhouse is collecting tinned and dried foods, toiletries, household cleaning products, towels, bedding, and children’s drawing /activity books, to be donated to the Bradford and Keighley Women’s Refuge. These can be brought to the meetings on 2nd and 8th Oct. The deadline for donations is Tuesday 14th October. 

Nancy Newberry 

Dates for your Diary:

Oct 2nd, 8pm, MU & LG: Working in Darfur with Tearfund - Kate Beck

Oct 8th, 2pm, The Holy Land - Paul & Irene Fowler

Oct 8th, 8pm, MUms & Co. Social evening @ 28, Main St, Burley.  Donations for Women’s Refuge welcomed.

Oct 16th 8pm LG The Secret Life of Charles Dickens


Mothers' Union and Ladies Group Meetings 2014-15

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


2nd  'Working in Darfur with Tear Fund' - Kate Beck
16th  'The Secret Life of Charles Dickens' - Pat Osborne

6th  'Duttons - All Buttoned Up' Part 2 - Michelle Horton, Duttons for Buttons
20th 'Behind Closed Doors' - Jane Thoy

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.

October 8th 'The Holy Land' - Irene & Paul Fowler

November 12th 'Quaker and Anglican - Why both?' - Judith Sayer

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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