Events around the Diocese in October

Diocesan Members Day 21st October 2023

Vicky, our speaker, spent ten years working as an Optometrist in a christian hospital in Madagascar.  She spoke of her life and work, giving a fascinating insight into her time there.  The hospital dealt not only with the medical problems of its patients but also with their mental and spiritual needs.  Picture here is one of the lovely embroidered hangings produced during patient rehabilitation and Diocesan Secretary with Vicky in tribal costume. 

100th Anniversary of Monkseaton St Mary Branch

A lovely reminder as we entered St Mary's Church Monkseaton to celebrate their 100th birthday


St Paul’s Seaton Sluice, MU

Guest speaker Helen Cooper gave a presentation on the artistic works by local artists, which were captured in needle work on the lovely kneelers made by Helen and her team and are displayed in the church in Howick Gardens. Our youngest member Charlotte Wonders presented Helen with a thank you bouquet of flowers. At our Harvest Lunch on Saturday 7th October, Mothers’ Union members Joan, Edith and Val served a delicious plowman style lunch to 40 guests from our community in Seaton Sluice.

Ponteland MU

Vicky, our Treasurer spoke about her life and work during a 10 year period in Madagascar. Her employment revolved around  missionary and optometrist activities within the Good Hope Hospital. It proved to be a very interesting talk generating lots of questions from our members of Ponteland branch

Holy Saviours MU

Joan Hoult from “Walking With “ in Wallsend gave a very interesting and informative talk to Holy Saviour’s branch of Mother’s Union.  Joan is the chief officer of the charity which supports people seeking asylum and refugees living in North Tyneside. They help people settle into their local community grow in confidence and live happy and healthy lives.  Their services include befriending, providing Fit and well service including Yoga classes and activities, Thay  provide monthly free communal lunches to all registered service users,  and provide training opportunities, English language classes and English communication sessions. 


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