Mothers Union

Programme 2017/18

Dec 20th - Christmas social!

2018

Jan 17th - Pot Luck

February 13th - Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

March 21st - Shelter Box

April 18th - AFIA - MU charity

May 16th - John Spiers, Amberley

June 20th - Summer Party

Shrove Tuesday 2018

Pancakes in the Porch Room

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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.

Mothers Union - January 2018

MU John Cleever MU Magician

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.

Annual Report - April 2017

The Mothers Union in Minchinhampton has had another very good year in 2016. We usually have between 20-25 attending the meetings, with 26 paid up members and about another 10 informal members. Our sessions last year included: Samaritans, Marah, WWII Rations, Guideposts, Meningitis Trust, Shoe Box Appeal, Memories from Queen Mary and EAPPI.
We have had 2 social events - a pancake evening (proceeds towards the flowers for Mothering Sunday - 80 posies were made up last year) and in August an early morning service with breakfast to celebrate 140 years of the Mothers Union. We also organised the 'Nearly New' sale in November which raised over £1,000 towards the 6Ps appeal. We are supporting Marah this year as our own chosen charity and we regularly donate, cakes, toiletries and clothes etc. Finally we have designed and produced a new banner which will be dedicated by Sandy on Mothering Sunday 2017.

Julia Gerard