At our June meeting we welcomed quite a few visitors who had come to hear our speaker Don Pilley telling us about his life as an opera singer.
He told us how he been a choirboy at Exeter Cathedral and that had encouraged his love of singing.
His first teacher was the Scottish Tenor Joseph Hislop who gave him great confidence in his ability to sing. and suggested Don enter a competition to study at Milan Opera House. While he was there he entered a worldwide competition which he won to study at Venice Opera House.
Don played some of his earlier recordings were he was accompanied by a very accomplished pianist who also was a great friend of him and Dorothy, Cilla Stewart.
It was a very enjoyable afternoon, thank you Don
Thank you to all who have donated socks in the boxes at the back of the Parish Church
Next month is our Annual Summer Outing for lunch.
Loving Lord, We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mother's Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthing and support of marrage and family life. Empowered by your spirit, may we be united in prayer and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world . In Jesus name. Amen
Mothers Union (Neston Branch)
Mothers union in Neston is part of a worldwide organisation with approximately four million members in eighty one countries.
We have over fifty members in our branch and meet on the second Wednesday of the month in St Michael’s church on Marshlands Road at 2pm. (any alterations to date, time or venue will be published in the weekly ‘Prayer in Action’ or via website. New members are always welcome.
Mothers union was established in 1876 by a vicar’s wife Mary Sumner. When her first child was born she was overwhelmed by what she saw as the awesome responsibility of parents, not only in caring for their children’s physical well being but also their spiritual nurture and growth.
Later she formed a small group of local women, offering mutual support and help in rearing their families. From such a small beginnings she could never have imagined the extent in which Mothers Union has grown today.
The aim of the Mothers Union is the advancement of Christian faith in the sphere of marriage and family life. Mothers Union offers friendship. Care and unconditional love to thousands of women and men throughout the world, offering a life-line to many families. It is a praying, teaching and caring society open to both men and women who have been baptised in the name of the Trinity and support its aims.
Locally, as part of the Parish of Neston, we raise money to support ongoing projects worldwide, support, which is underpinned with prayer.
The Literary Programme is one such project, changing the lives of hundreds of people as they learn to read and write and are then able to work to support their own families. Many start up their own small businesses: an impossible task if you can’t read or write.
Nearer home, another project provides needy families with a holiday. For those of us who take holidays for granted it’s easy to forget that others, even in our own country, the shortest break is impossible on a tight budget.
For further information contact: Branch Leader Pat Clark 336 3759