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Details can be obtained from the Chairperson,
Sheila Butler - Tel: 023 9246 3823

Or the Hon Secretary, Pauline Brice -
Tel 023 9246 8498,

New members are always welcome - phone Sheila


On 2nd December 1964 the Hayling Island Section of the Catholic Women's League based at St Patrick's Church began. To mark this special occasion over the weekend of the 29th and 30th November the Golden Jubilee was celebrated. On Saturday 29th Canon Mahy, who is the Chaplain of the Portsmouth Branch - of which Hayling is a part - of the CWL concelebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving with Fr Abraham to which Branch officers, and past and present members were invited. Following the Mass everyone enjoyed a celebratory tea party in the hall. June Brunswick and Nelly Chester who were both founder members and still part of the section today cut the beautiful celebration cake. June said a few words about how it all began. Sheila Butler, the present Chairman acted as MC for the afternoon and also spoke of the various activities and Pauline Brice, the present Secretary told how things are now. All present enjoyed the afternoon and seeing the Display depicting 50 years of CWL activity at Hayling. The afternoon ended with a toast of alcoholic and non-alcoholic "bubbly" and a slice of the lovely cake.



The following day after the usual 10 am Sunday Mass which was offered for deceased members of Hayling CWL, all parishioners were invited into the hall for home-made cake with their coffee and to see the display.

Some photos of the celebration follow.



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