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Dot Townley, Josie Penter, preacher Olwyn Cooke, Rev Geoff Collingsworth,Rev Canon John Ford, Fran Wakefield, Betty Douglas and Hillery Castle before the Mothers' Union service. pa1537-14
Dot Townley, Josie Penter, preacher Olwyn Cooke, Rev Geoff Collingsworth,Rev Canon John Ford, Fran Wakefield, Betty Douglas and Hillery Castle before the Mothers' Union service. pa1537-14

The Pocklington All Saints Branch of the Mothers’ Union celebrated its centenary with a Eucharistic Service in the parish church.

The service, which was arranged by Dot Townley, archdeaconry vice president, and members of the All Saints Branch, was attended by fellow MU members past and present from across the diocese and beyond.

Non-members and others who wished to show their appreciation of the work done over the years by this branch and the MU generally were made very welcome.

Rev Geoff Hollingsworth, vicar of All Saints, conducted the service and intercessions were led by Rev Canon John Ford, MU Diocesan Chaplain.

The guest preacher was Olwyn Cooke, Diocesan MU President, who in her address reminded the congregation of the parable of the vine as an example of the importance of every branch to keep connected, not only to all its members, but also to the central heart of the Mothers’ Union organisation and the community, no matter how far away at times they seemed to be.

Following the service those present were able to view a display demonstrating the development and work of the All Saints Branch of the MU in Pocklington.

Refreshments and a celebration cake were served to complete a truly memorable occasion.