Our first “in person” meeting: Wednesday 17th September
We weren’t sure how many people would actually turn up for our first “in person” meeting but felt that as it was an afternoon tea we might get a few.
Well, thirty members and friends came to join in!!
The speaker was Pat Riches – an old friend and member of the branch – she came to talk about the Sycamore Tree Course. Pat is a volunteer on the Sycamore Tree Course at Thorn Cross Prison. The Course is faith led and all the sessions are based on the story of Zaccheus,
This month we were able to have Canon Rob come to take our Epiphany Communion Service for both the Tuesday evening and the Wednesday afternoon. He gave us a lovely talk about his two experiences in the past with MU, one being in Kenya and the other in one of his previous parishes.
A group of Evening members went out to the George and Dragon in Holmes Chapel on Tuesday evening for our annual Christmas meal.
The Afternoon group held a Christmas Carols and Readings service, with Christine Jones playing the piano for us to help us along.
This month both meetings were visited by the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf puppy trainers Margaret and Ken Ness, based in Sandbach. This couple are volunteers for the organisation and help to train the puppies from the age of about 7 weeks, up until the age of 14-16 months, when the dogs are then placed with people who are deaf.