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mors - friendship for all

Meets: 1st Tuesday of each Month in the Church at 19:30.  Contact: Tony King

MORS is a Church Social Group open to “Methodists of Rose Street”, and to all other friends of the Church.  Our main aims are to encourage friendships to grow and to welcome everyone into the overall Church family.

We try to meet these aims by arranging:
  • A Monthly Programme of talks followed by refreshments
  • Visits and Excursions to places of interest
  • Concerts
  • An Annual Dinner and Anniversary Service

A further aim is to raise funds in support of Church activities and Local Charities.

Future Programme

 1 October
The World Scout Jamboree
        Harry McBain and Patrick Fillingham

 5 November
The History of Porcelain
        Siân Moore

 3 December
The History of White Waltham Airfield
        Richard Poad

 7 January 2020
Six Weeks on a Mercy Ship
        Jill Souter

 4 February
Exciting Wildlife from around the World
        Tom Way

Annual Review  (February 2019)

M0RS has had yet another successful year in the life of Rose Street Methodist Church.  Most meetings have seen upwards of 50 people in attendance while topics have ranged from 'Training to Become Cosmonauts in Star City, Russia' to 'Lies and Excuses' put forward by those coming through Customs at Heathrow.  A stained-glass maker explained his expertise and a Chocolate salesman had us eating out of his hand just before Christmas.  The Reading Male Voice Choir gave us a concert in March and the BA Band returned in October, both helping to boost our charity fund.  After a committee apology and some re-arrangement, our morning Anniversary Service in February was conducted by the Rev. Martin Turner, recently of Central Hall, Westminster.

This hiccup only goes to highlight a matter which many church groups may have to face up to in the near future – the continuing increase in the average age of those involved in maintaining these groups.  The MORS committee have already decided that there should be a 'football-like' winter break for meetings, since recent numbers indicate a reluctance to come out on a cold winter's evening.  With that in mind, we intend to have no Tuesday meeting next winter, i.e. November, December 2019 and January, February 2020.  More on this subject over the next few months.  Other decisions still need to be made but, suffice for now, we need more willing and, dare I say fitter, people to help organise.

Andrew Honeyman