On Wednesday 13th March our intrepid Mothers’ Union members braved the worst that Storm Gareth could do to us and we met to enjoy a party together. We were joined by visitors from other churches and other guests and we used the occasion to remind ourselves what the aims of the MU were and to discuss our future here at St Martin’s Church.
After the initial hymn and prayer our chairperson, Doris, began by telling us of the warm and loving support she had received from MU members during the past year which had been so difficult for her.
Valerie followed by reminding us of the wonderful work the MU does for women in Third World countries and Fr Nicholas supported her by telling us of his own experiences in South Sudan.
Our guest speaker, Mrs Margaret Bentley (our Episcopal Area MU representative), then described the wide areas of work being carried out by the MU right now in our own diocese and a short discussion followed concerning the possibilities of working and praying in God’s service in our local area.
Finally, true to tradition, we enjoyed informal fellowship together over a cup of tea and shared the magnificent spread of cakes and sandwiches the ladies had prepared for us to make sure we were well fed in body as well as in soul!