The oldest Association in the Anglican Church with three and a half million members world-wide, the Mothers’ Union was started over 130 years ago.
The St Mary’s branch has been in existence since 1907 and today has over 20 members. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 1.45 pm in the Upper Room of the Church and anyone who has been baptised can become a member – men and women alike. We have a varied and interesting programme, as well as an annual Communion Service in March and our own Carol Service in December. Visitors are always welcome.
Our Branch financially supports the Mothers’ Union overseas programmes which provide education, health and child rearing and protection schemes. As part of St Mary’s outreach twinning programme St Mary’s MU is twinned with the Mothers’ Union branch in Kibakwe, Tanzania.
Locally, our members raise money to support Church and community projects.
- We have provided financial support for educational purposes
- We support families in times of difficulty throughout the year and especially at Christmas
- We present a floral posy/plant to mothers who bring their children to St Mary’s to be baptised.
We support many local fund raising ventures, especially within the Church. For further information contact Sue Morgan on 01892 722388 or the Vicarage on 01732 850238.