Hello and a warm welcome from St Mary’s MU (Mother’s Union). Sadly, like so many other organisations, our monthly enjoyable branch meetings had to come to a holt from April 2020, and you don’t need me to tell you why! What a year last year was but, there is hope on the horizon, and we need to cling on to that hope for all our mental health sakes.

Nevertheless, MU was doing our bit with emailed newsletters to those that had this facility and printed off and posted or hand delivered for those that didn’t. We also had small lists of people to phone to keep in touch and to try and alleviate the loneliness and boredom. Some members helped others by shopping and collecting prescriptions and followed up on chemist collections. Also, knitting needles were clacking away on warm hats for the Seaman’s Mission, newborn baby hats and hearts, 1 for the family member in hospital and another for the family. Sewing machines were out on tables, whizzing away on Scrubs and face masks.

We joyfully hold, when allowed, our meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2.15 pm, and always have a varied programme of events throughout the year. Interesting talks sometimes, an annual lunch, a yearly cream tea for charity and round the year off with a wonderful Carols and Readings service. We also hold Corporate Communion services and Wave of Prayer at certain times.

And so we round off by wishing and hoping you all stay safe, keep well and, do come along and see for yourselves what a warm and friendly bunch we are, men are always welcome to join too you know!

Happy New Year from joint branch leaders Jean Cobb 01473 621558 and Rachel Jolley 01394 766907

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The Mothers' Union is a world-wide organisation founded by Mary Sumner in 1876. 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.

Meetings:
St. Mary's Group - second Thursday in the month at 2.30 p.m. at St Mary's Church Centre (unless the programme states otherwise).

Email: jean.cobb1@sky.com - Tel. 01473 621558
or  jolley_rachel@hotmail.co.uk  - Tel. 01394 766907


A short message from St Mary's Mothers Union to all members and our Church family. We send our love, thoughts and prayers to you all, keep safe and we will see everyone again hopefully in the not to distant future.
 

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