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The January meeting was preceded by the Annual meeting for the Branch. This started with prayer which was followed by the usual
necessary business. There was no change in Branch Officers and Mary Waren was elected to join the existing committee.
It was sad to learn that after many years of doing so, Janet Shepherd feels it is time to give up being responsible for sending birthday cards to members. Janet was, at one time, our Branch Leader and has been an MU member for very many years - in recent years being an
indoor member. Feeling that it would be a shame to drop the birthday card tradition, Mary Waren offered to be responsible for its continuation.
Helen Bett talked to members about the provision of emergency toilet bags for those being admitted unexpectedly to hospitals and offered to coordinate assembling these on behalf of the Branch. We have in the past taken a number of these to the hospital in Melton, and Lorraine
Simmonds (who delivers them for us) reported how very well they are received.
It was with great pleasure that we welcomed back Peter Scott, who talked to us last January, giving us an insight into the organisation of 'First Responders'.
This year we learned of his involvement with the voluntary group called 'Independent Monitoring Board', which works in prisons with the prisoners. Peter is involved with a local prison. The IMB consists of ordinary members of the public who monitor the day to day life in prison and ensure the prisoners receive proper standards of care.  They have unrestricted access at anytime and can talk to prisoners on a one-to-one basis if required. They can help deal with problems that arise within the establishment. It was pleasing to hear that the prisoners are being looked out for in this way.
Gillian Beavis

Next meeting: Friday February 15 'Dementia Friends' by Linda Pearson. Visitors and new members always welcome.
Diocesan Council: Saturday February 23 at Market Harborough.
Diocesan Quiet Day: Wednesday May 15 at Evington Parish Centre.


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Be still in the presence of the Lord
Dr Ted Hutchin joined us at the February meeting of Melton Mowbray Mothers' Union in response to questions that had been put to him after his talk last year telling about his role as a Chaplain to both the police and the fire service. More ...
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Building hope and confidence
Our 2019 programme ended on a peaceful and joyful note as Revd Mary led us in an Advent Worship 'Prepare the way of the Lord', writes Gillian Beavis. More ...
Come bearing gifts
Members of St Mary’s Mothers’ Union are reminded to please bring their Gifts For Young Carers In Leicestershire to the meeting on 15th November at 2pm in Mary's Place when a representative from Barnardos will join us to receive these. More ...
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Who's a clever dog?
Members of the Mother’s Union enjoyed a talk by Michael Money from the charity Medical Detection Dogs and learned just how clever all dogs are, but especially those trained to detect potential illnesses. More ...
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Start knitting!
After the Summer break we met again in September for the annual Holy Communion Service. We are grateful to Revd Canon Peter Moseling who prepared and led a service for the Birth of The Blessed Virgin Mary. More ...
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Rain stopped play!
Although there was no planned meeting in August a few members had accepted an invitation to a garden party on 9 August organised by the Leicester Diocese Mothers' Union to celebrate Mary Sumner’s Day. More ...
The years of a clown!
The speaker at our June meeting was one of our own members, Sue Brown - otherwise known as Hattie the clown. More ...
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Many congratulations
This month we congratulate two of our members and their husbands who have celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversaries. Love and best wishes from us all to Joy and Len Atton and Beaulah and John Hickling. More ...
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Welcome return for Pam 
What a pleasure it was to welcome back the Revd Pam Harvey in April, as the speaker for the day. Pam’s talks are always full of humour with a very important message. More ...
There's something about Mary!
The Rev Peter Moseling was speaker for the March meeting of the St Mary’s branch of the Mothers' Union where we celebrated Lady Day, writes Helen Bett. More ...
Looking forward to Pam's visit
The April meeting will be held on 26th of the month, which is a fourth Friday. We look forward to a return visit from the Revd Pam Harvey. Pam always leaves us with much to think about whilst keeping us amused. More ...
Hail Mary!
St Mary’s Mothers’ Union will meet on Friday, 22nd March at 2pm in the Samworth Centre. There will be a talk on ‘Mary’ given by Revd Canon Peter Moseling. More ...
How to be Dementia Friendly
Among those welcomed to the February meeting were four new members — at least new to our Branch as all have at some time been members elsewhere — and two visitors. The speaker was Linda Pearson, who came to advise us how to be Dementia Friendly. More ...
Grateful thanks
On Friday, 14 December, several members and husbands met in the Samworth Cafe for what has become our traditional Christmas meal together. Needless to say, this was very enjoyable and our thanks go to Carol and her helpers at the Samworth Café for this. More ...