TORREVIEJA, SPAIN

LEADER: Wendy Sharpe

CHURCH WEBSITE: http://www.c-of-e-torrevieja.com/

MOTHERS’ UNION – TORREVIEJA BRANCH – ALICANTE PROVINCE – SPAIN
The MU Branch in Torrevieja is an active part of the Anglican Chaplaincy of St Peter and St Paul, Torrevieja.
This branch was the first to be opened on mainland Spain and inaugurated in 2007.

2018 – EVENTS AND ACTIVITY DIARY

17th Jan – Select a bible reading relating to an item of food and bring that food to meeting- venue Chaplaincy house in Algorfa, 2pm

14th Feb – Ash Wednesday

21st Feb – Father Terence will talk on Lent. Round House 2pm

11th March – Mothering Sunday

21st March – Stations of the Cross at Rojales, meet 11am, followed by meal at Rialto’s

18th April – Flower Arranging demo. Round House 2pm.

16th May – Calasparra trip to Father Andrew with lunch to follow.

20th June – Nail demonstration. Round House 2pm

18th July – Shared Picnic in grounds of Round House, La Siesta, start 12.30pm.

August – No meeting – Holidays.

19th Sept – MU Theme for 2018 – Margaret Hirst talking on “In Mary Sumner’s footsteps”. Round House 2pm.

17th Oct – AGM Lago Jardin 12.30pm.

21st Oct – Anniversary service at La Siesta, 11.15am

21st Nov – Father Richard – what does family life mean to you? Round House 2pm.

5th Dec – Christmas party.

If you have any questions about any of the events please ask Wendy Sharpe or Jen Copperwheat.

We welcome any visitors to our meetings, all are welcome.

A banner made by members was blessed in 2008 on the anniversary of the opening.

The Branch normally meets monthly (3rd Wednesday at 2-00 pm) at the Round House, at the La Siesta Church Centre, Torrevieja.

The Church Centre is located here: http://c-of-e-torrevieja.com/locmaps/lasiesta.html

The Chaplaincy web-site is here: http://c-of-e-torrevieja.com/index.html

together with the Chaplaincy Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/ChaplaincyOfStPeterAndStPaul?ref=hl

A very successful Bereavement Group was started with support of members of the Chaplaincy.  Regrettably it has been decided that the Group meetings should be suspended indefinitely as the organisers have felt for several months that they are no longer meeting a need.

Anyone needing to talk in confidence to someone following a death can always talk to one of the clergy or a lay member of the Ministry Team and those simply looking for company are welcome to come along to meetings of the Mothers Union or other Fellowship Groups that now meet in various parts of the Chaplaincy (see Chaplaincy Web-site)

We have 25 Members in our Branch and quite a few who join us when visiting from UK.   We look forward to seeing everyone in the future, together with any friends you may wish to bring along.

A warm welcome is offered to members from other branches and people from any Church who are interested in finding out about the work and witness of this group.  As can be seen the meetings have a varied programme covering many topics from interesting speakers.

All our members are actively involved in the pastoral work of the Chaplaincy.

Sadly Debbie stood down as our leader in 2011 and we give our grateful thanks to Debbie for all the hard work she has put in since we started the branch in 2007.

Margaret carried on with the hard work and consolidated the position of the Branch and established its sound workings with her experienced team.
Margaret stood down as Branch Leader at the 2014 AGM held in October  and Angela Dyer (on the right) was elected as our new Branch Leader.

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Angela subsequently stood down as Branch Leader at the 2016 AGM and Wendy Sharpe was nominated and elected as our new Branch Leader.

During the Chaplaincy of St Peter and St Paul Service at Los Balcones Church Wendy was duly inducted as the Branch Leader by the Chaplain Father Richard A Seabrook SSC

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2017 – EVENTS AND ACTIVITY DIARY

All events take place at the La Siesta Church Centre – in the Round House – at 2-00 pm – unless otherwise stated.

Jan 18            Costelleros – Graham Knight

Feb 15            Social Security – Beatrice Lara

Mar 3             Women’s World Day of Prayer – La Siesta Church 4pm

Mar 25           Lady Day – TBA

March 26       Mothering Sunday – All churches

Apr 5              Stations of the Cross – Rojales Hill, 11am followed by lunch at D’Antonio’s

On 5th April 2017 a group of around 50 parishioners of St Peter and St Paul Chaplaincy met at the bottom of the hill in Rojales.
At 11.30am Father Richard lead us up through the Stations of the Cross, stopping at each station with readings prayers and hymns.
It was a moving service which the Mothers’ Union in Torrevija organise every year.
When we reached the top for the last three stations some of our members, who are unable to climb the steps, met us for the final stations.
After the stations we all went to a local restaurant for lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 17            Spanish Culture – Maria – to be confirmed.

June 21           Trip or Talk – TBA

July 19            Picnic in Grounds of Round House 12.30

August            No Meeting Summer Break

Sept 20           Margaret Hurst

Oct 18             12:30 pm – AGM        Lago Jardin

Oct 22             MU Annual Service – church TBA

Nov 15            Father Richard

Dec 6              Christmas Party

 

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