The staff of Halton & St Helens VCA were delighted to welcome The Myler family back into St Marie’s, which was their Church when they were growing up in Widnes in the 1930’s and 40’s.
On the left is Margaret Gosselin (Myler). Then it’s Joan Kershaw (Myler) who remembers being a Hand Maiden (always an important role) to the May Queen in 1939. Next to Joan is Nora Cohen (Myler) who recalls enthusiastically clapping at the end of one particularly inspiring sermon. Sadly, no one other members of the congregation joined in. Finally, on the right is Mary Kirkby (Myler). Mary fondly remembers spending her pocket money on holy books for children which were available at the back of the church.
Some of the family had traveled from the beautiful city of Boston in America. We hope they enjoyed their visit!
This is the first time I’ve seen this and it moves me just as that visit did some years ago when I burst into tears when we entered the Church. Joan and Mary are reversed in the names. Margaret (Myler) Gosselin.
Thank you for visiting! It was really lovely to meet you all. I hope you get to come again in the future. Matthew
Sorry the names were in the wrong order!
It was a very memorable and emotional visit, Matthew. I had booked to to visit Widnes again this year but Covid19 put a stop to that. Hoping now for next year. Sincerely, Margaret Gosselin
I’m sorry to hear that. We’ll hopefully see you again in St Marie’s once everything has gone back to normal. Take care.