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.
Sheila Tuffield was our speaker at our June meeting talking about ‘Marys in the Bible’.
First and foremost – Mary, mother of Jesus
Mary of Bethany, sister of Martha and Lazarus mentioned in the gospel of Luke regarding the visit Jesus paid to their house to heal their brother Lazarus and it was she who poured precious perfume on the feet of Jesus.
Mary Clopus – mother of James and Joseph, disciples of Jesus who were present at his death and sister of Jesus’ mother.
Mary – mother of John Mark, housed Peter after his escape from jail.
Mary – mother of Joses
Mary of Rome – friend of Paul the apostle
Mary Magdalene who is mentioned in the book ‘Reflections for Daily Prayer’ used at Early Morning Prayers and especially for the week beginning 22nd July in which it is written – “In Luke’s gospel he presents her as one of a group of leading women who supported Jesus and his ministry”. Jesus restored Mary to health of mind and body and called her to be a witness to his resurrection. Anne thanked Sheila for her talk and presented her with a bouquet.
Diary dates: next meeting is really special. On the 18th July we are celebrating 90 years since Canon Hunt’s wife held the first MU meeting here in Pakefield and it is also our strawberry tea event – there will be cake!!
Tues: 2nd July is the annual review in Norwich, please speak to Anne if you require a lift.
Talking of cakes; please could members make cakes to sell at the church fete taking place on the 13th July. Also an appeal for bottles, bags and crafts for the various stalls.
Parish Church Quiet Day on the 24th July, please speak to Anne for further details.
Our outing to Sandringham is now fixed for August 15th – more details at our next meeting.
Yet still more cakes please for our coffee morning on the 21st September. More on that later.