On Wednesday December 5, members of St Mary’s Guild met for their monthly meeting in the Church Rooms.
Christine Brown welcomed members before introducing speakers Malcolm and Mary Beal who entertained us with some tales and anecdotes about their life since Malcolm's ordination in the 1960s. Malcolm started his ministry in Keynsham before moving on to Speak in Liverpool. After which he and Mary with two little boys, David and Andrew found themselves moving again - to Uganda. Whilst living in Uganda Sarah was born. Before we knew it, it was time for refreshments and Malcolm and Mary had only told half of their intriguing story, but as their stint in Uganda was about to end it seemed a good time to stop. It was during their time spent in Uganda that the Beals met up with another of our Reverends and his wife - Ron and Val White. Hopefully Malcolm and Mary will continue their journey with us at a later date,
which will be eagerly awaited.
The January meeting was held in the Ivy Cafe. 15 members were present to enjoy an excellent meal. There was a choice of 3 main courses and 2 puddings. Members were impressed by the charming table decorations, delicious food and swift friendly service.
Our next meeting is on 6 February. All are welcome to communion at 11am in St Mary’s Church, followed by a frugal lunch in the Church Room - donations to the Potters Village in Uganda.
The march meeting will be in the Church Room at the usual time of 3pm and will be ‘Favourite Poems’ so bring yours along!