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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.
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.
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