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St John the Baptist Parish Church

Mothers' Union

St John the Baptist Parish Church Mothers' Union

March is always a busy month and this one is no exception. The first event is on Friday 1stMarch, the World Day of Prayer, formerly The Women’s World Day of Prayer. The service starts at 10.30am in the Methodist Church and everyone is invited. There will be coffee and biscuits after the service.

Our first meeting of the month will be on Tuesday 5thMarch, Shrove Tuesday, at 7.30pm when Hazel Berry and Carol Frost will be telling us about this special day, its historical roots and how it is celebrated round the world.

As we will be in the season of Lent, we will be celebrating our Lent Eucharist in the afternoon of Wednesday 13thMarch at 2pm in the church followed by tea in the hall. Canon John Edwards will be taking the service and Richard Seaton will be playing the organ. This will be a lovely act of worship so do come and take part if you can.

The Prayer Meeting will be in the vestry at 1am on Monday 18thMarch and Corporate Communion on Wednesday 20thMarch.

We are fortunate to have a new Diocesan President, Maureen Weston, who be commissioned, along with the Board of Trustees, on Monday 25 March at 2.00 at Christ Church, Abingdon. We will be organising lifts so please speak to a committee member if you would like to go.

Messy church will be taking place on Saturday 30 March and the Mothers’ Union will be making the posies for Mothering Sunday with help from Shrove Tuesday the children. Greenery and help with the posies would be much appreciated. We will be in the hall from 10.45. We will be preparing and serving lunches for the children and adults at the end of the morning.

We look forward to welcoming you at our meetings.

Penny Rickards