Ladies` Friendship Club

Friendship Club meets at 2.30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month (excluding August and early September) and since we have changed to meeting in the afternoon from September 2017 our membership has increased to 34 paid up members.

Our decision to take responsibility for running the meetings alternately with a guest speaker has been a good one. Pam Meeks and Helen Ellicott arranged a full and varied programme over the year and our guest speakers have told us about Plant Lore, The World of Puppets, Stained Glass Windows, Hilarious Hats and The Story of Mary Cole, a character of Barnwood. Our Easter Devotional Meetings in 2017 and 2018 were led by Jan Butler and John Rainbow respectively. The meetings run by ourselves included Bingo, Tea Tasting, A Games Evening, Afternoon Tea, Preparation for our Christmas Tree (for the Festival), A Simple Flower Arrangement and other Christmas Ideas, Social Afternoon with Tea and Cake, Beetle Drive and Quiz Time. In July 2017 we also held a Coffee Evening at which the proceeds of our Bring and Buy went to Daniel’s Fund.

In December 2017 we had another enjoyable Christmas Lunch at the Toby Carvery, Brockworth which was once again subsidised with some of the money left to us by the late Thelma Jones

(a long term member).

We remember Joan Brimelow, a past member, who died in July 2017.

Throughout the year we have continued to support various charities, Church finance and Methodist Women in Britain.

New members are always welcome. We do try to live up to our title, Friendship Club.

And I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20