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Jane Thoy will be with us on 20th November, 8.00pm in the Parish Centre to talk about her work with Behind Closed Doors, which comes under the umbrella of Leeds Domestic Violence Service. This project is a volunteer-led team providing support for 1500 women and men each year from across Leeds, who have suffered domestic abuse and violence. I was shocked to learn that this abuse affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in their lifetime.

On 4th December, same time same place, one of our all time favourites is back by popular demand! To put us in the festive mood, Kelvin Newberry, with his usual aplomb, will introduce us to wines, specially chosen by him, with Christmas in mind. This is a great fun evening, so don't forget to bring your glass!

There will also be an opportunity to buy Christmas gifts from Hilary Davies who, once again, will be bringing Fairtrade products, including goodies from Palestine.

Lynne Robinson

01943 862009



On 8th October members enjoyed a talk, with photographs, of Irene and Paul Fowler’s journey around the Holy Land, which was a very interesting insight into the whole area. It brought back memories for some of our members who visited the Holy Land - 20 years ago!

Irene would like to thank everyone who donated a variety of goods for the Bradford and Keighley Women’s Refuge. They will be very much appreciated. 

The Christmas Lunch has been booked for Wednesday 10th December at Otley Golf Club. The cost will be £19.25. The menu is excellent as usual.
Please contact Irene Exley Tel: 863524 to make your choice by Sunday 23rd November please and payment (Cheques to be made payable to Burley-in-Wharfedale Mothers’ Union).

Doris Followell

Dates for your Diary:

12th November, entitled ‘Quaker and Anglican: Why both?’, given by Judith Sayer.

Thursday, 8th January, New Year Party. Cost £5. 


Mothers' Union and Ladies Group Meetings 2014-15

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


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.


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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