The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville


Our March meeting was a Lenten Meditation, with readings, all were involved, as we followed a journey to Jerusalem, to Calvery, the Tomb and beyond.

In April we recalled “Memories of Easters Past”. Snowy weather and spring flowers, eggs, childhood traditions and Easter Weddings.

Our May meeting was the Mothers’ Union Theme for this year, “Sowing the Future Together” continuing on last year’s Theme of “Helping Us Grow”. We discussed what the MU has meant to us through the years and how we might help to encourage others to join to ensure it can continue its important work in the future.

On 9th April we held a coffee morning in the Church Hall with a Bring and Buy Stall and raffle which raised 36.15. Afterwards we held our AGM which was chaired by Fr Mike.

St George’s MU ladies were invited to a coffee morning at Christchurch, Portsdown on Saturday 3rd May, where we were made very welcome.

There were stalls selling books, plants, homemade cakes and MU merchandise, plus a large raffle.

We drank coffee and ate delicious toasted tea cakes and jam, and came home with a selection of plants, cakes, cards, and I managed to buy yet another bag!

Janet Johnson

Lady Day Service

A Service for Lady Day [The Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary was held on Tuesday 25th March at Christchurch, Portsdown and was organised by the MU Havant Deanery.

Three members of St George’s MU took part by reading the Magnificat.

The Revd Canon Michael Tristram, from Portsmouth Cathedral gave the address which was followed by an informal meditation on the Virgin Mary’s reply to the news imparted by the angel Gabriel, ending with the words “with God, quite clearly, nothing is impossible’’.

After the service tea and cakes were served in the Hall. 47 had people attended the Service.

International Year of the Family

To celebrate the International Year of the Family a Family Fun Day will be held at the Village Hall and grounds at Swanmore from 12:30 to 3:30 on Saturday 28th June with Games, Activities and Entertainment. Entry Free. Members of St George’s MU will be running a stall with children’s Books Puzzles and Games.

If you are able to contribute suitable items please contact Margaret 92252338

Cakes and Bric a Brac will also be appreciated.

Proceeds to MU Projects both home and Overseas.

Margaret Symonds

Festival Edition 2014

Mothers’ Union

Fiona Ross - enrolment into the Mothers’ Union