meeting following the Covid-19 pandemic break will be on
13 September 2021. As there may still be concerns about
sharing food, we suggest everyone brings their own plate
of food and a drink on that occasion.
Please note the meetings are now on Monday afternoons
from 2.00pm till 4.00pm in the Parish Centre, on the
second and fourth Mondays of the month.
We should be able to return as normal, just ensuring the
room is ventilated. We will also be required to clean
areas we use afterwards. We are sure you will appreciate
the guidelines are subject to change so we may need to
We are looking forward to welcoming you all back and if
you have any friends you would like to introduce to the
group please bring them along.
The Group has been in existence for over 50 years,
starting off as St Matthew’s Young Wives. The name was
changed in the mid-Seventies as members got older and
didn’t want to give up their get-togethers.
Meetings begin with announcements, followed by a guest
speaker who entertains for approximately one hour.
Speakers are usually local people who have an
interesting hobby or talent they wish to share or even a
personal story to tell.
Each year a local charity is nominated and some of the meetings are dedicated to
fundraising. These take the form of Quiz nights, an
American Supper and Beetle Drive, and in the Autumn a
Sausage and Mash evening with Bingo. There is also a
Christmas Auction which significantly boosts the
fundraising efforts. This evening is great fun and
includes mulled wine and mince pies.
In addition to the meetings at the Centre the committee
organizes a Christmas meal at a local restaurant and a
Summer outing. A committee runs the group and organizes
events and the AGM is held in September. Meetings are
very informal and friendly and new members are always
welcomed so please come and join in. There is no
membership fee, just £2.00 on the night to cover costs
and this includes a raffle ticket and refreshments.
Around 30 ladies came to the 50th Anniversary American
Supper in 2013. Entertainment was provided by ‘Our
Flossie’ Song and Dance Show and there was a short
speech given by Edna Wright, one of the founder members
and still at regular. Chairman Avril Stephen
made two celebration cakes and there was also a raffle
and a tombola.