Ladies Group & Mothers’ Union News & Programme

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Mothers’ Union News

Just a few days before Christmas we enjoyed our joint carol service with the Ladies Group. We were reminded that it was God’s choice to reach out to the human race and that Jesus still invites to receive his love. New Year was party time. I wasn’t able to be there (flu) but have been told that it was a really good evening.

About 20 of us took part in the MU’s continuous Wave of Prayer. Our link dioceses of Lesotho, Etche and Ogbomoso in Nigeria, Hanuato’o in the Solomon Islands and Kibungo in Rwanda will have been praying for our diocese at the same time as we and all our links have been praying for each other. Each has very different needs and thus the projects run by the MU vary in each place. Alastair and Gareth joined us and Alastair led our singing – a great blessing.

On 14th February we will welcome Wendy Walker the Methodist family worker, a very enthusiastic lady, who is coming to speak to us.

On 14th March Paul Lancaster will speak about ‘Hope for the Nations’

Thank you to all who have paid their subscriptions. We look forward to seeing you at meetings.

Pam Sowman


Ladies Group News

Please join us on Thursday, 15th February at 8.00pm in Parish Centre, for what promises to be a fun packed meeting. Tony Birkett will present his BIGMO photographic quiz.

Test your local knowledge and observational skills and see if you can identify the sites of Burley, Ilkley, Guiseley, Menston and Otley (yes, that’s what BIGMO stands for!). Tony’s images are taken from unusual angles and will challenge us!

Just a note to say our theatre trip to “Seussical the Musical” is fully subscribed.

Lynne Robinson


Mothers’ Union and Ladies Group Meetings 2017-18

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


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.


14th Wendy Walker, Methodist Family Worker

14th ‘Hope for the Nations’ – Paul Lancaster

11th ‘Musical Miscellany’

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