The Mothers Union meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30 in the Porch Room. We are open to EVERYONE – regardless of gender – yes, we do have one gentleman member – and you don’t have to be a mother!
On 20th November Tom Elliot, magician extraordinary, is returning to us. He was fantastic last time he came and we look forward to welcoming him again. And in December we have a party.
We are also busy booking an interesting selection of speakers for next year, and planning other events including PANCAKES on Shrove Tuesday.
Do come and join us if you can. Further details from Deborah Smith 883611, or Linda Jarvis or Chrissie Eccles.
The Mothers Union has had a very successsful and enjoyable year. Our numbers average about 20 per meeting with 28 paid up members and about another 100 informal members. Highlights of meetings included the following: Tom Elliott - a Christian magician, Hypnosis, Christmas card design and the Rev'd Simon Topping.
The Mothers Union has Christmas and summer socials and a pancake evening with profits buying the flowers for the Mothering Day posies. In addition a 'Table Top' sale was organised in November which raised over £600 which was used to purchase 3 chairs for the Church and the Mothers Union also supported Marah in Stroud in 2017 as our Charity, to which we regularly donate, cakes, toiletries and clothes etc.
Pancakes in the Porch Room
Julia Gerard our MU Leader organised an excellent Shrove Tuesday Pancakes evening. MU women once again made several containers of batter and thanks to the cooks Tony Natt, John and Phoebe Gerard they made and tossed over a 100 pancakes between them. Thank you to all who supported the evening and enjoyed the good fellowship. This year Sandy lost the challenge to eat the most pancakes, the new winner is our Treasurer John Jutsum. We made in donations £165 towards our funds and to pay for the flowers for Mothering Sunday.
Tom Elliot a Christian magician thoroughly entertained us at our meeting in January. Over 25 of us enjoyed jokes and magic from a very talented and personable young man. Tom also told us about the charity Compassion which he supports.