The Essence Group is a group of lively free-thinking women, who have met through St Giles, and enjoy a broad range of social activities on an agreed but irregular basis. We are also on the rota to help with coffee on Sunday morning; but the highlight of the year is participation in the Christmas tree display in St Giles’ Church. Mainly meeting in each other’s homes, there are no fees. Please contact initially Rosemary Bennett on 01895 633217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Essence dates for 2021 are:
Friday 29 October 2021 – Ickenham Festival Quiz – Village Hall, Ickenham
St Giles’ MU members currently number about 27. Meetings are held in the rear room of St Giles’ church hall on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except for August. Times are from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Visitors are most welcome to attend meetings and membership is open to anyone who is a baptised Christian, whether married, single, man or woman. Members help, on a monthly rota basis, with brass cleaning in the church and serving refreshments to our Jack and Jill Mother and Toddler Group, once a week.
The Annual subscription includes six copies of the magazine Families’ First and two copies of Families Worldwide, plus four copies of London Diocesan News each year.
Members support the aims and objectives of the Mothers Union, which are to promote the wellbeing of families worldwide, and to sustain family life through prayer and action, both nationally and internationally. Meetings start with a short act of worship. In January we have a Wave of Prayer when prayers are said for our linked Diocese around the world.
A variety of speakers on many subjects inform and entertain us at our monthly meetings.
We belong to Hillingdon Deanery and share special days with St Mary-the Virgin Harefield, and St. Paul’s Ruislip Manor.
We belong to Willesden Area MU also and share special services, quiet days, and projects such as “Furnish“ when boxes of household items are filled for people being re-homed.
We are part of London Diocese and support the projects listed on their website – www.mothersunion-london.org.uk