St Peter & St Paul’s Church News – Ladies Friendship Circle

The meeting on 25th February was a Members’ Evening when the ladies were asked to bring a favourite poem, a piece of prose or a favourite C.D. There was a varied selection brought along and everyone enjoyed listening to a real mixture of items. As usual the evening ended with a welcome cup of tea and biscuits. Visitors are as usual welcome to come along to any of our meetings at 7.30 p.m. in the Church Hall.
On Monday 11th March the ladies enjoyed an entertaining and humorous talk given by Mrs Diane Wright entitled ‘Let Us Laugh Together’ and we did!!!
Diane spoke of the humour and laughter in her life. She shared stories and poems, promoting much laughter. Diane delivered the evening in a lively and professional manner.
She kindly donated her fee to the Air Ambulance, this being the charity of the group for the year.
Our thanks go to Diane for giving us a most enjoyable evening. When all is said and done
‘Laughter is indeed the best medicine’!
World Day of Prayer
Traditionally the first Friday in March is a world day of prayer created by women in various countries of the world. Friday 1st March was the turn of the women of Slovenia. Representatives of Churches Together in Syston were all present in the congregation.
The service was entitled ‘Come – Everything is Ready!’
On a table at the front of the nave were a vase of red carnations (a symbol of celebration), a basket of different breads, wine (Slovenia is a wine producing nation), water, salt (a symbol of the Piran salt from salt pans found on the coast) and a ceramic bowl.
The theme was based on Luke’s gospel chapter 14 where Jesus told the story of a person who invited many people to a banquet but they all made excuses so he then went out into the highways and byways and invited the poor and disadvantaged and rejected those who then came to his meal.
The reflection encouraged us to think of the role of women in society and how many are suppressed and marginalised.
Everyone enjoyed the service and the refreshments afterwards.
Quiz Night
Our most recent event was a quiz night where a full hall of twelve tables heard the wonderful quiz master Dave Springthorpe ask a series of, not too hard, questions! Cynthia as usual found the questions and verified the answers.
At the half way point Terry Farmer served the great Gamble and Hollis sausages with mash, mushy peas and/or baked beans. The tables in the office were laden with desserts mainly home made and absolutely delicious! Raffle tickets were sold at this point.
The evening continued. At the end while the totals were added up the raffle was drawn. There were a multitude of gifts all donated.
The winning team were the Queni Quizzers!
The evening of fun and fellowship raised £632.50 for church funds.