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What does MU do?


 The main aim of Mothers’ Union is to support marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity. In Suffolk Mothers’ Union branches run parenting programmes; these are very popular and offer parents of teenagers, as well as of young children, the opportunity to explore and reflect on issues such as active listening, so that parents can develop and maintain positive relationships with their children

Mothers’ Union members make drain bags for the oncology unit, memory bags for the neonatal units, hats for seafarers, fiddle muffs for people with dementia. You will find us collecting toiletry items for the Ipswich night shelter and Women’s refuge or for emergency wash bags for the local hospitals.

Mothers’ Union members hold fund raising events to support the Away from It All project which provides a much-needed break for families who are going through stressful times.

Everything we do is supported by prayer.


Forthcoming meetings in 2023

January 12th - 12noon New Year Lunch - Tickets £6


February 9th - 2.15pm Corporate Communion in Church followed by AGM


March 3rd - World Day of Prayer - venue TBA


March 9th - Amanda Langdan (if well enough then) talk on aspects of life in Ethiopia and Uganda + International Water Management Institute. Clare with MUe stall


April 13th - 2.15pm Tools With A Mission


May 11th - 2.15pm Corporate Communion in Church then Suffolk Family Carers


June 8th - 2.15pm Cream Tea


July 13th - 2.15pm Wave of Prayer in Hall


August 10th - 2.15pm Tea and Chat


September 14th - 2.15pm Recycling Talk


October 12th - 2.15pm Corporate Communion in Church then talk on Clewer in Hall


November 9th - 2.15pm 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence


December 14th - 2.15pm Carols and Readings


The Mothers' Union is a world-wide organisation founded by Mary Sumner in 1876. - please see the attached Mary Sumner paper for more of the history of this Union. It is open to all who have been baptised and support the aims and objectives of the Mothers' Union.

The aims and objectives are:
To uphold Christ's teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote its wider understanding.
To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church.
To maintain a world-wide fellowship of Christians, united in prayer, fellowship and service.
To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.
To help those whose family life has met with adversity.
Our monthly meetings include speakers, a Reflection for Lent, and a fund raising cream tea and corporate communion three times a year before the meeting. New members are always welcome at our meetings, to join us in Christian fellowship.

St. Mary's Group - second Thursday in the month at 2.15
 p.m. at St Mary's Church Centre (unless the programme states otherwise).

Email: - Tel. 01473 621558
or  - Tel. 01394 766907


Mothers' Union

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