As I’m writing this, the sky is grey and rain is threatening but I hope by the time you are reading it Summer has well and truly started. If you have a Summer holiday planned I hope you enjoy some warm and sunny weather.

At our last meeting we enjoyed a social evening with Ann Milius showing us the art of paper craft using books. She was quite impressed with our efforts as I was. My hedgehog looked remarkably like a hedgehog.

In July we have Christine Sharp joining us. Christine is the new MU president of Manchester Diocese. I’m not sure what her topic will be but she has been very involved in developing a partnership with MU and the Prison Service to establish family space and services. She has worked hard to put this into practice, securing a generous donation from a leading toy shop to stock the play area. I’m sure she will have new ideas for the future of MU to share too.

Also in July the Mothers’ Union and Union of Catholic Mothers are again holding a joint fund raising event at Holy Cross College. It will take place on Wednesday 17th July starting at 7.30pm and the cost is £5 which includes a Pasty/Peas supper. Please take your own drinks. Tickets are available from Holy Cross College office – do let me know if you want a ticket. This is usually a good social evening giving us the opportunity to meet up with members of other Branches.

The Archdeaconry Festival is to take place on Friday 9th August at St Anne’s Church Tottington @ 7.30pm. Only the Deanery Banner is to be paraded. The new Bolton Archdeaconry President is Mrs Ruth Taylor.

Advance notice of our Afternoon Tea on Tuesday 6th August. Please see separate notice. This event is open to all the congregation and friends. Tickets will be on sale from July.

With Love and Prayers to you all

Susan Sugden

Branch Leader