Women's Institute

WI January update

Milverton WI hosted members of the Tone Valley Group of the WI for a Carol Service held in St Michael’s Church, Milverton on Monday 5 December.

WI nativity at St Michael's church 2022
Milverton WI nativity at St Michael’s church

It was a Carol Service with a difference masterminded by our Vice President, Jean Ainsworth-Smith, and it was a triumph and very moving. The carols sung followed the story of the Nativity, and a tableau was created with participants from each of the WI’s present. The members dressed appropriately – shepherds held crooks and herded ‘sheep’, the angels wore golden halos and the Kings shone. Mary was calm and looked with joy at the baby Jesus lying in the manger. Refreshments were provided by the Milverton members and were voted as delicious.

We owe a huge ‘thank you’ to Helene Stainer, Sandra Lee and the organist, John Young and to all who helped to make it such a memorable service. Lastly, by no means least, a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Jean Ainsworth-Smith who made it all possible.

Our next meeting will be on the 2 February when the speaker will be Mike Czerniak of the Wellington Street Pastors.