The meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month at 2.30 pm in Broughton Village Hall from September through to March. This year's syllabus is as follows.
|Wednesday 19th September
|One journey, many roads
Rev Tony Foley
|Joining the dots
|Seeking the Way
Rev Ann Purdie
|Carols and Mince Pies|
|Seeking the Way
Dr Yvonne Foley
|Seeking the way…
Rev Pamela Strachan
|World Day of Prayer
|Wednesday 20th March
|AGM and Afternoon Tea|
We have been very lucky over the last few years to have some very interesting and entertaining speakers. Last September we had Angela Davidson from TCAT (Transforming Care After Treatment) which is a group funded by MacMillan Cancer Support and the Health Board to assist people after their illnesses.
Last October we had a speaker from Street Pastors which is an amazing organisation of volunteers who go out in town centres at weekends to help the police and try to help people in distress mainly due to alcohol or drug misuse. This was of particular interest to our Guild as they were one of the Guild projects for the years 2015/18 and our Guild had sponsored them for two years. I do recommend that you look up this organisation and see the wonderful work that they do every weekend.
In November we had a speaker from Crossreach who spoke of their work done in prisons. Crossreach is a wing of the Church of Scotland and the largest social care organisation in the country.
The January meeting succumbed to the weather as did the World Day of Prayer service, but in February we had Isobel Hunter giving a wonderful talk with pictures of the amazing trip she and her husband had to the Galapagos Islands.
The Annual General Meeting took the form of an informal afternoon tea.
There is usually a Guild trip in the Summer and this year we went to Houghton Hall near Carlisle. Houghton Hall is a garden centre but is also the host of the World in Miniature exhibition and they have a wonderful restaurant too.
The Guild held their third Beetle Drive and Pizza evening on Sunday 22nd April 2018 in Broughton Village Hall at 5pm. It was well attended and raised over £100 for guild funds but more importantly everyone had a great time.
|Team Leader: Dr. Fiona Burnett|
|Treasurer: Mr. John Burnett|
Mrs Marion Hewitson
Mrs Pat Middlemas
Mrs Anne Pat Shaw
Mrs Di Worthington
We invite anyone interested to attend and you will be extended a warm welcome. One does not need to come to every meeting but if you see something of interest on a certain date do come and join us.