Mothers’ Union

Pakefield Church’s Mothers’ Union meets from 2.00 – 3.30pm in the Church Hall on the third Thursday of each month. They are a friendly group of ladies (although men may also join). Some of them run the monthly Teddy Edward Club in church for babies and pre-school children and their parents. They also host and lead the Living for Life course that we run as part of our marriage preparation course. And two of them are the Diocesan organisers of AFIA (Away From It All) holidays for families who need a break but who can’t afford it. 


We are not yet in a position to sing at our meeting in June but we had Aled Jones to do it for us, opening the meeting with “Morning has Broken”.

Sue C. led the service and was reflecting on the strange and difficult circumstances we have been enduring these last months with the seasons coming and going at an alarming rate.   Yet it was also a time to be still and quiet, to consider the wonderful things in the world, finding ways to make use of the time spent in detention! Sheila L had a reading portraying                                                                                                                                                                                   “if the earth were only a few feet in diameter” and Ticia read the 23rd psalm.   The prayers were a thanksgiving for family and friends and for those who were not well, anxious or bereaved. 

Our speaker was unable to be present so we took the opportunity to study the photographs of members as babes and toddlers they had brought in and to see if we could recognise them as adults.  With each right answer the person whose photograph it was gave a few words about the circumstances of the posing.

Sandra B brought members up-to-date with various happenings in the church calendar with which MU members would be involved and what is happening now she and Sandra S have retired from running AFIA (away from it all holidays).    Marguerite Philips has temporarily taken over and is looking for an assistant.  She has been liaising with Sandra B and a meeting was arranged which took place in the church when Sandra handed over all the papers and information she had in her possession. Inevitably, Sandra reported, the rent for the holiday accommodation has increased. 

Aware of our absent speaker, Anne had brought along one of her quizzes, something members always enjoy.  As opposed to the last quiz which was difficult, this one was easy and everyone was finished quite soon.   However, this may prove a disadvantage as Anne was heard to mutter “…that was far too easy..”.  Next time, therefore, we have need of a quiz – beware! The meeting ended with more Aled, “The Day thou Gavest..”

The bring and buy table continues to be a success, as do the MU cards which are various and of good quality, please bear these in mind at every meeting. 

NOTE:-  THE JULY MEETING IS ON THE 22ND IN THE HALL 14.00 HOURS VISITORS MADE VERY WELCOME.  This meeting is our annual cream tea, with strawberries if possible.   There will also be a special raffle.