Mothers' Union News

Musical Evening Raises Good Sum For Special Relief - posted 02 July 2018

Thank you so much for all who took part in the musical evening in the church last Thursday, you were wonderful and many thanks to the audience. A magnificent total of £170 was made in donations to send to our charity- Special Relief.

Ann Smith

MU Musical Evening - posted 28 June 2018

All are welcome at the MU musical evening at 7pm in church this evening, Thursday 28 June.

There will be a finger buffet and drinks in the interval with performances by the choir and local young people.

No tickets but donations in aid of special relief which sends help to all over the world where there is trouble - either war or natural disasters.

Wave Of Prayer Service - posted 05 July 2017

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Musical Evening - posted 08 July 2017

I'd like to thank all those who helped to make the Musical Evening a great success. A special thanks to the Astwell Benefice Church Choir and David the choirmaster and pianist. It was wonderful to have some of our young people showing us what musical talent we have in Helmdon. A big 'Thank You' to Miranda, Harvey, George, Alex, Meredith and Victoria for playing their instruments for us. Also thank you to all the people who supported the event.

We received £157.20 in donations and we have made this up to £200 to send to our charity Special Relief which is able to send help wherever it is needed anywhere in the world.

Ann Smith
Branch Leader
Astwell Benefice Mothers' Union

Outing To Litchfield - posted 05 July 2017

From left to right: Jean Spendlove, Celia Terrey, Michael Ipgrave, Sue Lidgley,
Ann Smith, Chris Saunders, Jenny Saunders and Jean Brookhouse.

From left to right: Jean Spendlove, Celia Terrey, Michael Ipgrave, Sue Lidgley,
Ann Smith, Chris Saunders, Jenny Saunders and Jean Brookhouse.

Members of the Mother's Union at Bishops House, Lichfield with Bishop Michael Ipgrave.

Michael's father was headteacher of Helmdon school for many years, retiring in 1978. Michael was a pupil at Helmdon where his mother Ruth was also the infant teacher.

After a service in the cathedral those who knew Michael when he was a boy, were taken back to his house for a drink.

MU Musical Evening - posted 22 June 2017

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Musical Evening Gives Pleasure - posted 04 July June 2015

The Musical evening showed a variety of local talent. The musicians should be thanked, as should the ladies who provided the tempting finger buffet, all of whom gave their services for free. As a result, £200 was raised to be sent to the Mothers' Union Special Relief Fund.

Musical Evening - posted 15 June 2015

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The Mothers' Union Enrol Two New Members - posted 21 October 2013

The Shunters

The Shunters

We were pleased to enrol Rev. Carole Peters and Celia Terrey as new members of the MU. This took place during a church service.

Most of our meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm at 12A Church Street. These meetings are open to everyone.

A copy of our programme is in the church porch and on the web.

Ann Smit
Branch leader

Mother's Union Musical Evening - posted 13 May 2013

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Mother's Union Coffee Morning - posted 29 April 2013

Jean Spendlove serves the cake

Jean Spendlove serves the cake

A well attended and much enjoyed coffee morning was held at Manor Barn, the home of Louise Stothard on Friday 26 April.

The event raised £226. It was in aid of their Wheels appeal. Money raised will go towards travel grants for Mothers' Union Community Development Co-ordinators who travel great distances to access isolated families and communities to offer training and advice.

Many thanks to all who supported the Mothers' Union on this occasion.

The Mothers' Union In 1969 - And It's Still Going Strong - posted 14 November 2012

This photo is dated July 29th and was almost certainly taken in 1969 at a Mothers' Union event at Manor Farm House. Mrs Southam is in front receiving a parcel, but it is not known who from, or what was the occasion.

Pictured L to R Back Row: Mrs Collins, Mrs Josie Jones, Mrs Eileen Mansfield, Mrs Coy, Mrs Nell Duncombe, Mrs Annie Saunders, next not sure, Mrs Holloway, next not sure, Mrs Doris Brookhouse, Mrs Connie Humphrey, Mrs Wills, Mrs Thompson(rector's wife),

Kneeling: Sue Lidgley, Jean Brookhouse, Ann Smith

Children: Carl Lidgley, Sally Brookhouse, David Kimber. (You can just see William Smith's knees at the back of Mrs Southam!)