Hello everyone,

We have seen the year of 2022 as one of coming back to a bit of normality. Many services and events were held across the Diocese to mark Mary Sumner Day and we have held our Diocesan Festival and two Forum meetings. It has been great to get together face to face once again and catch up on Branch news.

Thank you to Jill & Revd. Deborah who organised the Retreat at Launde, which was excellent weather and a good time of reflection. Also thanks to Jill for arranging Global Day, and thank you to all our members who supported a dry but chilly day, in November.

I officially retired from work at Christmas so I am looking forward to our meetings next year, I do hope you will invite me to attend some of your meetings and events. Forum in 2023 will move to St Mary’s Church in Wollaston. The church has toilets and a kitchen, and parking has been arranged next door at Scott Bader.

We shall meet in April for a Eucharist and business meeting, in July for our AGM, and in November for a Eucharist and business meeting. Full details will be in the next Bulletin.

Do let me have items and photographs to go in Communicate, the deadline is 1st March 2023.

Please keep the Lunch Club in your prayers as we embark on its new chapter – it could be that this can be expanded into your Deanery too….

Remember “Be Proud, Shout out Loud”. Mothers’ Union members are the practical hands and feet helping to build God’s Kingdom where you are.

I hope that you have had a Blessed Christmas and I wish you a peaceful New Year.

Love Helen