100th Anniversary Service
posted by: Joan Vine | on: Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 14:27
100th Anniversary of St Mary's Branch of The Mothers' Union, Saffron Walden. On 9th February 2020 Members of St Mary’s Mothers Union, Saffron Walden, celebrated the 100th Anniversary of their branch. At the ten o/clock communion service the first lesson and the gospel were read by members. Our president Judith Meaden was the guest preacher and shared the occasion with us. The intercessions were taken by the Branch leader with a Mother’s Union theme.
After the service a group photograph was taken on the chancel steps flanked by both the old and the new banners. It was a pleasure to welcome Eileen French to join us. Many members were wearing the colourful Mothers Union blue scarves and the branch leader was wearing the blue hat bequeathed to us from a Mothers Union branch in Kenya.
Next, we had a special cake with a large blue Mothers Union emblem on the top, from which Judith made the first cut. More photographs followed. The celebration cake and two smaller cakes were made by a gifted young person from our congregation. These were shared enthusiastically with everyone.
Finally, members and guests transferred to the Parish rooms for delicious homemade soup and a bring and share lunch, enjoyed by all.
It was a privilege to share our anniversary celebrations with the whole congregation and to play such a special role in the service.
Brenda Sheath, Branch Leader - Saffron Walden Mothers Union
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