Ladies Group & Mothers’ Union News & Programme

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Mothers’ Union News

As I write we are anticipating our opening service in church later this week and hoping for a good start to our year.

Items for the Women’s Refuge are being collected at the Parish Centre. These will be taken to the refuge very soon so if you have items to donate please let us have them as soon as possible.

Dates for your diary

Thurs 5th Oct. 8.00pm Kay Bainbridge from West Yorkshire Police will be speaking about “Frauds and Scams”. This is a joint meeting with the Ladies Group

Wed 11th Oct 2.00pm Jason McCullagh, the Minister at The United Reform Church is our visiting speaker. His talk is entitled “How did I get here?”

Thurs 19th Oct 8.00pm “Bed Pans and False Teeth” see Ladies Group news for more details.

Wed 8 Nov. 2pm Annette Goldsmith will show her slides of her recent trip to the Rocky Mountains.

We look forward to welcoming members and visitors to our meetings which are held in The Parish Centre on Station Road.

Nancy Newberry

The Mothers’ Union is offering a free downloadable booklet to enhance the story of Victoria and Abdul which is in cinemas now. The booklet explores issues within the film from a Biblical perspective, as relevant today as in Victoria’s reign. To download a free copy visit and follow the link on the home page.


Ladies Group News

The following meetings are all held in the Parish Centre, commencing 8.00pm.

5th October Kay Bainbridge, Victim Care & Crime Prevention Officer, together with her colleague Sergeant Jeanette Roberts, of West Yorkshire Police, will be talking to us about Frauds and Scams. In today’s current climate of massive internet crime, this is very pertinent to all of us.

19th October Denise Adlard has worked 47 years in the N.H.S., and I think the title of her talk “Bedpans and False Teeth” informs us straightaway that she has some very funny stories to tell!

2nd November This is a must for all chocoholics! Yorkshire Chocolatier Sarah Rydill will be talking about the process of making chocolate, from cocoa bean to the finished product. There will be samples to try, and also a sales table. Many of you may remember Sarah from the Food Fair in our Summer Festival.

Lynne Robinson


Mothers’ Union and Ladies Group Meetings 2017-18

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

21st Opening Service followed by refreshments – 8pm St Mary’s Church

5th ‘Frauds & Scams’ – Kay Bainbridge, West Yorkshire Police
19th ‘Bedpans & False Teeth – 47 years in the NHS’ – Denise Adlard

2nd Yorkshire Chocolatier ‘All Things Chocolate’ – Sarah Rydill. Samples to try and sales table
16th ‘Yorkshire Flower Essences’ – Jenny Howarth. Stocking fillers to buy

7th ‘Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire!’ – Revd Gareth Howles
21st Carol Service followed by refreshments – 8pm St Mary’s Church

4th New Year Party – 7.30 in the Parish Centre
18th Wine Tasting – Majestic Wines

1st ‘Vietnam & Cambodia’ – Margaret Young
15th BIGMO Photographic Quiz – Tony Burkitt

8th Trip to see ‘Seussical the Musical’ – Ilkley Amateur Operatic Society
15th ‘Makeup Demystified’ – Jo Crowther

5th ‘Clarice Cliff…genius…or just in the right place at the right time?’ – Pat Osborne
19th ‘Staying at the REAL Exotic Marigold Hotel’ – Maggie Poppa

3rd ‘Journey in Africa’ – Mary Brooks
10th Ascension Day Service 7.30pm in church, followed by refreshments
17th Ladies Group AGM

14th Meal – details later

MU Afternoon Meetings

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

11th ‘How did I get here?’ – Revd. Jason McCullagh

8th ‘The Rocky Mountains’ – Annette Goldsmith

6th(Weds) Advent Service – 2pm at St John’s, Baildon
13th Christmas Lunch – 12.30pm for 1pm, Otley Golf Club

10th Mothers’ Union Wave of Prayer

14th Wendy Walker, Methodist Family Worker

14th ‘Hope for the Nations’ – Paul Lancaster

11th ‘Musical Miscllany’

9th Evening visit by our link branch at Shelf & celebration of our 120th anniversary

13th ‘Memory Box’

4th(Weds) Strawberry Teas – St Mary’s Parish Centre
11th AGM

9th Mary Sumner Day