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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.
Under the title ‘What’s in a Name’, and prompted by our contributions, Pam gave us an interesting account of the values and properties of the humble onion, almost a biology lesson in fact! It contains many vitamins and minerals and is an important medical plant, being used against infections. It is known for its aroma! It also has a beautiful flower. 
Pam brought along an onion, which she cut in half to show the cross section, reminding us that the centre is surrounded by separate rings that are also dependant on one another.  This she likened to God at the centre with the world all around. 
Mothers’ Union members are separate individuals but all together, supporting one another and working together as a family, with God at the centre. 
The May meeting brought us another welcome friend, this time Dr Ted Hutchin, Reader and Evangelist of the Team Parish, who came to give us an insight into the life of a Chaplain. Ted serves as a Chaplain to both the Police Force and Fire Brigade. His awareness of the work involved
started when he was a young soldier and became friendly with an army chaplain. He began his active involvement in 2015. 
His commitment means that, when he becomes aware of an incident, he turns up to it, if at all possible. On one occasion, he was asked why he was there — his answer was “because you are here” and this is always his reason for attending. He is there to serve those who are working. 
Listening is another important aspect. Ted quoted “Every touch leaves a mark” and explained that those involved in an incident need to talk and be listened to and unload their burden. Training with TRiM –Trauma Risk Management - has been of value in this work.
We heard how Ted’s daily discipline of prayer and study prepares him to face whatever he may be called to do on that day as a chaplain. Ted is a Christian chaplain, among chaplains of different faiths. He is not allowed to proclaim the Gospel but he is able to show God’s love through his care for those in need of his help.
Friday, June 21st, when our speaker will be Sue Brown and her subject will be ‘Clowning with the Holy Fools.’’
JULY is holiday month.
Friday, August 9th, we remember Mary Sumner, founder of MU.
Friday, September 20th, Annual Holy Communion Service in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray.
Saturday, September 28th, annual coffee morning at the home of Marian Sutton.

Gillian Beavis


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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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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 ...
No change
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. 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 ...