Upton Snodsbury & Broughton Hackett

Diocese of Worcester - Upton Snodsbury & Broughton Hackett


Branch Leader: Mrs Julia Dale


January 30  7.30 at Shelia's Freshways, Peopleton. Prayers, Sammy reading, Claire B teas, Sheila & Angie raffle

February 7 10-12 at Anne's, The Old Bakery, White Ladies Aston. talk Angie Chant  the work of a MU trustee.   prayers Mary, Reading Sue, coffee Betty & Angie raffle

February 14 Ash Wednesday

February 21 10-2 branch forum at Stoke Prior Hall - bring sharing platter

February 21 knit & Natter at Betty's

March 2 Women's World day of Prayer 

March 7 10-12 at Shelia's Lent prayers - please bring a prayer to share. coffee Shelia & Mary raffle 

March 12-14 Wave of Prayer

March 21 knit & natter at Betty's

April1 Easter Day

April 4 10-12 venue tbc Lottie Westward from West Mercia Women's Aid. prayers Jean A, reading Elizabeth, coffee Sue & Angie  raffle

April 9 7pm Deanery Festival service St. Kenhelm, Upton Snodsbury.

April 18 knit & natter at Betty's

May 2 10-12 at Anne's talk by Joyce Bush on Que sera. prayers Doreen, reading Jeannie, coffee Jean & Angie raffle

May 15 7pm evening at Shelia's, talk by Rosemary Moss lipservice or actions. prayers Shelia, reading Betty, tea Elizbeth & Shelia raffle

May 16 knit & Natter at Betty's

June 6 10-12 at Anne's, talk bt June Young Follow my Leader. prayers Anne, reading Kathleen B, coffee Betty & Angie raffle

June 16 3-4pm Teddy Bears picnic at Anne's.

June 20 knit & Natter at Betty's

July 4 12.30-2.30 Garden party at Anne's

July 4 7.30pm Diocesan AGM , St Saviours, Hagley

July 17 7.30pm bring & share supper at Shelia's including raffle

July 18 knit & Natter at Betty's

August 9 Mary Sumner Day

September 5 10-12 at Anne's talk Susan Price Following. prayers Betty, reading Mary, coffee Betty & Angie raffle

September 17/18 General meeting at Swansea

September 19 knit & Natter at Betty's

October 3 10-12 at Shelia's. talk Mary Wear In Mary Sumner's footsteps. prayer Jeannie J, reading Doreen, coffee Shelia & Mary raffle

October 17 knit & Natter at Betty's

November 9 Diocesan Council at Bromsgrove

November 7 10-12.30 Branch AGM at Anne's, prayers Elizabeth, reading Jean A, coffee Sue & Angie, raffle

November 20 7.30pm at Shelia's prayers Doreen, Reading Angie, teas Shelia & Sammy raffle

November 21 knit & natter at Betty's

November 25 - December 15 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

December 5 12.30-2.30pm Prayer Partners party at Anne's - please bring a gift (no more than £2.50)

Coffee Mates - members only to be arranged as needed, a chance to catch up with each other, share concerns and keep up to date with Diocesan events. not for fund raising. 



Here's some info on events in 2017 starting with our Diamond Anniversary celebration during the Family Service at St Kenelms Upton Snodsbury on 4th June, actual day we came into being. founder member Betty Turgoose cutting our ' special cake ' ?










Saturday 10 June.... Teddy Bears Picnic. This was held at the Rectory, Peopleton and was for pre school children, parents and carers in our Benefice. Teddie Bears Picnic


Wed. 5th July...Annual Garden Party at a members home. A bring and share lunch from half the Prayer Partners, followed by Betty's ' famous ' Fun Auction ! 


Wed. August 9th.... Mary Sumner Day. An evening service to celebrate our Founders special day and a further opportunity to celebrate our branch' 60th Anniversary. Held at St Kenelms, Upton Snodsbury, with the service being conducted by branch member, Rev Nancy Murray Peters. We were delighted to welcome our Diocesan President Liz Green and Vice President Hilary Roffey, plus other members from our Diocese, also WLA Singers.



We also aim to have 4 evening meetings a year for members or would be members who are unable to attend our morning meetings. The next one being on Tuesday Nov. 21st at 7.30pm. 

Knit & Chat for members and non members takes place on the third Wed. 10.30am - 12 noon at a members home.