Macclesfield Deanery Mothers' Union

2017 Events

Henbury St Thomas' Branch 70th birthday celebrations.

Macclesfield Deanery service was combined with Henbury St Thomas' Branch 70th birthday celebrations. Canon Chris Humphries gave the sermon, based on the recent Diocesan Pilgrimage to S. Wales. It involved many snatches/verses of hymns about pilgrimage which the congregation much enjoyed and joined in lustily. Our celebration cake was cut by Lynne Hibbert (who had made it for us) and Di Venn, our two longest serving members - over 30 years each. They are flanked by members who share a special birthday this year with the Branch.
 


Henbury Branch Outing

22 of us travelled by coach to St Mary's church in Denbigh, where we were greeted by MU members, given a warm welcome, coffee and a tour of the church. We were then offered a choice of things to do - stay in the church and chat, join a local guide on a tour around some of the interesting old houses in the centre of Denbigh, visit a radio museum, or go and see one of the other churches, this time a medieval one.We were very lucky with the weather, no rain that day - but some warm sunshine instead! After these most interesting tours, we all met up at St Mary's again and were served an excellent two course lunch by the MU. Our day finished with a visit to Cai Dai - a 1950's museum- a fascinating place, taking us back to our childhood (well. for most of us...!)
 
 


Henbury Branch held their annual Lenten Lunch after a Morning service, serving home-made soup, home-made bread and cakes. A grand total of £293 was raised, which will purchase two £100 Mothers Day virtual gifts and one each of the others in the MUM booklet.




2016 Events


Henbury Branch held their annual Afternoon Tea. It was a special one for the 140th birthday, with a magnificent cake made and iced by Lynne Hibbert their Treasurer. They had guests from Hope 4 the World who work in Myanmar (Burma) at a school in Sittwe Province. They help train teachers and teach English. Henbury set up a special Branch challenge in January to knit 140 hat and wrist warmer sets before June. Three Burmese were to come to the UK and speak about the work, but despite support from several high-ranking officials, they were refused Visas. However, Cathy and Carole were presented with the knitting and will be taking it with them to Myanmar for distribution later this year.