Westminster Book Club

Book Club to Discuss Minding the Manor on January 8


The Westminster Book Club will move its January meeting to the second Wednesday of the month to discuss the memoir, Minding the Manor, by Mollie Moran.  The Book Club will meet on January 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge, and all are welcome!


Born in 1916 in Norfolk, England, Mollie Moran is one of the few people still alive today who can recall working “downstairs” in the golden years of the early 1930s before the outbreak of WWII. Mollie left school at age 14 and became a scullery maid for a wealthy gentleman with a mansion in London’s Knightsbridge district and a Tudor manor in Norfolk. Even though Mollie’s days were long and grueling, she enjoyed her freedom and had a rich life. She eventually rose to kitchen maid for Lord Islington and then cook for the Earl of Leicester’s niece at the magnificent Wallington Hall.  Mollie provides a rare and fascinating insight into a world that has long since vanished.


While supplies last, books from the public library’s book discussion set are available for check-out in the church office.  You may also borrow, download or purchase the book on your own.  For more information, contact Jan Davison at 277-0444 or .





The Westminster Book Club began years ago as one of the adult classes on Wednesday evenings.  The Book Club continues to meet during Faith Formation on the first Wednesday of each month, but it doesn't end when the program year ends -- the Book Club meets year-round.  The group, which currently has about 15-20 active members, gathers at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge.

 Books from the Public Library's Book Discussion sets are used, however, readers are also welcome to download, borrow or purchase the books on their own.  Book selections include non-fiction, fiction, memoirs, historical novels, biographies and more.

Book Club members enjoy lively discussion while strengthening the bonds of fellowship and friendship.  All readers are welcome!  

For more information, contact Jan Davison