Astbury Ladies Fellowship.

In January, the Fellowship met at the Legs of Man for the winter luncheon. Mrs Goodwin welcomed members and friends, and then on a sad note asked everyone to stand in memory of Marion Painter, who had passed away on 16th December. Marion had also been a WI member, and a member of the bowling
team, playing until she was 90. We shall all miss her.
During grace we said thank you for family, friendship and good food; and once more there followed an excellent meal, finishing with the sweet trolley, which had so many choices it was difficult to decide. It was a very pleasant afternoon, and we thanked Sheila Norman for arranging it for us once more.
Some dates for your diary: on Friday 1st March the World Day of Prayer Service will be held in many churches. Written by the women of Slovenia, it calls us to God’s feast. This year, in the Congleton area, Astbury is hosting the service, and we hope that you will join us for 10.30 am and stay for light refreshments afterwards.
On Shrove Tuesday, 5th March, there will be a ‘Pancakes in the Parish’ in the Village Hall from 6.00 pm onwards. There will be pancake tossing for the children, and pancakes, soft drinks, tea and coffee: everyone is welcome. Tickets from Carole Goodwin (01260 274190), adults £3.50 and children £1.
The next Fellowship meeting will be on Wednesday 20th February, in the Village Hall at 2.00 pm (Note the time!) Louise Costello will tell us how to keep healthy and prepare for spring. We look forward to seeing you there.

Carole Goodwin