Methodist Women in Britain WCONTACT

Our friendly, informal group is open to everyone and we are always delighted to see new faces.  We meet at 8pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month, except for July and August.  We meet in the Church to listen to a wide variety of speakers and the talks usually last about an hour.

Future Programme

22 May
Meet the Artist
         - Chris Parry

Chris has painted since she was a child. Come along and learn more about how her hobby has developed – and how much she enjoys it!  (followed by a very short AGM)

26 June
An organist entertains
         - Tom Barker

The entertainment for our Summer Concert will be provided by Tom, one of our church organists.  He will play many of his favourite pieces of music on both piano and church organ, illustrating his musical journey over many years.  This will be a 'ticket only' event – cost £5.

Proceeds to - National Brain Appeal
This is the charity dedicated to raising much needed funds for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London.

Programmes, giving more details of our meetings are available in the porch and the Bradbury Centre.

Monthly Report

We all thought our April meeting with Leslie Grout was going to be about Windsor town.  Therefore we were surprised to be taken on a tour of Windsor Castle and Frogmore House, with numerous historical facts and personal anecdotes.  We learned how several monarchs have made changes, in particular Charles II, George IV and Queen Victoria.  We were brought up to date with the stained glass window in the private chapel, designed by the Duke of Edinburgh after the fire of 1992.

Judith Bedwell

Annual Report (February 2019)

Our friendly informal group is open to everyone, and we are always pleased to welcome new people.

We meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 8 pm in the Church, except for July and August, and enjoy refreshments in the Meeting Place after a talk lasting up to an hour.

This year we have had a wide range of speakers from a Marriage Registrar and Celebrant to hearing about the great musical stars of the 1950's.  Pam Thompson also came to tell us about her trip with Nick to Kathmandu, which included visiting Traidcraft suppliers.

Under the Contact umbrella, we have organised a trip to 'Daffodil Day' at Methodist Central Hall, which is always an uplifting experience.

We hope our meetings offer a real opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of subjects and to make new friends, in a welcoming, relaxed environment.

CONTACT Charity Project

Contact supports a charity for a period of two years.  For period ending in August 2016 we supported Dalit Women, helping to educate the poorest women and girls in India and other poor countries.  We were delighted to send a contribution of £200 to the charity.

Our Charity for the next two years will be CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young.  Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.  Since its formation in 1995, CRY has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD).  It supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD.  CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research.  It also publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public, and funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

Our first fund raiser for the Charity will be our Mystery Auction, to be held on 25th January 2017, so please come along and enjoy the evening.  All proceeds will be donated to CRY.

Janet Severn