Wombourne Wives Group

Who are we?

We are group of ladies, many of whom attend services at either St Benedict Biscop or the Venerable Bede churches in Wombourne.  The group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Venerable Bede Hall in Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 9ED.  Our meetings commence promptly at 8.00 pm.  Visitors are always made welcome.

What do we do?

Once the meeting has been formally opened and any outstanding administration and organisational matters addressed, a speaker for the evening is introduced, who then presents their talk, followed by a question and answer session.  The evening concludes with coffee and biscuits and general conversation – the atmosphere is very informal.  In addition to the meetings, members and their spouses, or partners are able to take advantage of an annual, long weekend break by coach, to an area of interest within the UK.

What is the current programme of meetings and events?

Our new 2019-2020 programme of events is now available here.

Our November 2019 – 2020 programme

Report of recent meetings

Following our March meeting about Buddy Bags with John Wilson, Wombourne Wives have decided to donate children’s toothbrushes, toothpaste and some of our wives are knitting cuddly toys – if anyone would like to knit one, Pat Roberts has the required patterns – they would be very much appreciated.  Buddy bags are ruck sacks containing essential items for the 48,000 children in the UK each year, fleeing violent situations, suddenly forced into emergency accommodation, without any worldly goods.

John Wilson of Buddy bags with some of our members.

Report of recent meetings

Following our March meeting about Buddy Bags with John Wilson, Wombourne Wives have decided to donate children’s toothbrushes, toothpaste and some of our wives are knitting cuddly toys – if anyone would like to knit one, Pat Roberts has the required patterns – they would be very much appreciated.  Buddy bags are ruck sacks containing essential items for the 48,000 children in the UK each year, fleeing violent situations, suddenly forced into emergency accommodation, without any worldly goods.

On 11th April  Marilyn Bose gave Wives a very moving insight into the poverty in Kolkata through her talk, photos and songs. She fell in love with the country and met Mother Theresa at the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. She has since visited The Mission House and goes to work with them amongst the homeless and orphanages. She has helped  set up a Water Project with Bilston Rotary, as well as working with the Kolkata Breast Cancer Hospital. These are just a few of the projects that she voluntarily and selflessly gives her time.

At our meeting on 25th April, Dr Kate Round gave a very enlightening talk on the 3000 year history of cut glass from its origins in biblical times, through its journey across Eastern Europe to the Italian glass of Murano, then onto France and Southern England, finally ending in nearby Wordsley, with  the skills of glassblowers.

Our May meetings included a MacMillan Cancer Support Coffee meeting where we made and raffled cakes and had a social get together. The 2nd May meeting was about the Dudley Canal and River Trust and the work it does around our canals.

Visitors are always welcome to our meetings, held on the third Thursday of the month, at The Venerable Bede Hall, Giggetty Lane, commencing at 7.30 pm.

Forthcoming events

13th June              The Barn Owl and The World Owl Trust  – Alan Peace

27th June              Our visit to National War Memorial

11th July                The AGM, followed with strawberries and cream evening             

Forthcoming events

Membership

Annual Membership             £4.00

Cost of each meeting           £2.50

Visitors fee                              £3.00

Contacts

Meeting Secretary   Pat Roberts (01902 896211)

Treasurer                   Sheila Mason (01902 324410)