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Mothers’ Union members from around the world gather in Swansea

Swansea has hosted the Mothers’ Union General Meeting.
Members gathered from all over the world for the meeting in the Brangwyn  Hall. The event began with two services each attended by 600 people in St Mary’s Church.
At the first service the Archbishop of Wales preached with the Bishop of St Davids preaching at the second.
Both of the services were attended by the Archbishop as well as Bishop Joanna and Bishop Andrew Proud, the Bishop of Reading who is the Mothers’ Union Central Chaplain.
The service was also attended by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, the High Sheriff and the Lord Mayor as well as Assembly member for Gower, Rebecca Evans.
The services celebrated the work of the Mothers Union worldwide and included a Welsh flavour with Revd Eli Jenkins prayer and God that madest earth and heaven (to the tune of Ar hyd y nos) sung by the choir of St Mary’s.
The packed church at each service and the mood of celebration offered a wonderful witness to the city of the work of Mothers Union and the power of God to bring hope and peace everywhere.
After the full day meeting in the Brangwyn Hall, where the Lord Mayor welcomed delegates to the city, 500 people returned for a concert in St Mary’s. Morriston Rugby Club Male Voice Choir, Parti Llwchwr and soprano, Iona Jones, provided a wonderful evening, hosted by a Swansea favourite, Kev Johns.  The evening closed with a rousing rendition of ‘We’ll keep a welcome in the hillside’ and the Welsh National Anthem, hopefully sending people back to their homes all over the world with wonderful memories of Wales.