Recent Events March -April 2022

Diocesan Members Spring Meeting

Liesbeth Langford spoke to Diocesan Members at their meeting on 23rd April about her childhood growing up in Holland during the Nazi occupation in World War 2.
She is seen here holding the book “Written by Candlelight” which she wrote in the form of a series of letters from her English mother to her Dutch father.  Her talk and her book give a poignant account of what it is like to live with such deprivation and fear.
      Sylvia Hickey

Action & Outreach

Our first Away Day outing this year to Inflatanation on Friday 22nd April. Nice to see the children enjoying themselves.

Holy Saviour Tynemouth enrolled 4 new members at their Lady Day service. They celebrated afterwards with a fish & chip lunch. 

Easter Gifts for children in the Refuge

The First Internet Branch provided 30 Easter Eggs one for each child in the Refuge at Easter.  The employer of one branch member also donated two age related Easter story books for every family in in the sixteen units that make up the Refuge.  All these gifts were delivered in Holy Week.

Spring Council took place at St John's Kingston Park


Three members, Christine Hall and Doreen Jackson with Margaret Crawforth taking the photo, from St Luke's Church MU doing Mothering Sunday flowers for their congregation. Well done ladies

St Mary's Ponteland welcomed West Deanery MU to a Lady Day Service.Chaplain Rev Anne Marr led the service and Curate Rev Rosemary Harrison celebrated Eucharist wearing MU robes and using MU vessels.  President Margy Tasker-Brown also joined the service.

Newcastle  Cathedral was recently renovated. and MU members bought 3 chairs which were blessed at a service on Wednesday.

The 3 Anne's were there!  VP Anne Cairns, Chaplain Anne Marr and VP Anne Blight.


Helen, a member of Upper Coquetdale MU, Newcastle Diocese was recently 90 and her branch members presented her with flowers, a cake and birthday card at the AGM. She has been an MU member for 64 years this March.

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