The MU June Outing
We drove to Boarhunt Old Mill, now selling artificial flowers. The flowers are made in China and the display, especially on the upper floor, is outstanding. The next stop was at St Nicholas Church, Wickham. The present church dates back to 1120 and in the 1870's was totally renovated. This was when the outside was covered in flint. We were particularly interested in the newly fitted glass doors and screens to the Lady Chapel. They have been designed and engraved by Tracey Sheppard F.G.E. and depict words and symbols from the Psalms. Two examples are Ps 46:9 'Be still, and know that I am God' and Ps 36:9 'With Thee is the fountain of life'. These are well worth a visit, as is the whole church.
After some prayers of thanksgiving we proceeded into the picturesque Wickham Square, where we visited the interesting small shops and had a lovely tea at the Bay Tree Teashop. A box was passed round and £10 was given for sponsorship of those MU workers running in the Edinburgh Marathon, in support of the work of the Mothers' Union. It was a very pleasant afternoon, made possible by driver husbands to whom we are most grateful.
Mary Sumner Day
Monday August 9th.
A Eucharist will be celebrated in memory of our founder, by the Revd Mike Sheffield at 10.am. Members from other branches in the Deanery have been invited. The service will be followed by a Coffee Morning in the Church Hall with a raffle, bring and buy stall and MU cards and literature. Please make a note of the date and come along and meet our new Vicar and neighbouring members of the Mothers' Union.
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