All Saints Mothers Union
For many years (80 this year in fact) we have had a thriving
MU branch as part of the life of All Saints.
In recent times the membership has decreased, and it is increasingly
difficult to keep running as a branch with a full committee and programme of
events. On Sunday 28th April 2019 we had a Service of Thanksgiving to
mark their 80th anniversary as a branch.
The members remain part of the MU, but have now entered into a moving on phase and have stopped the monthly meetings and communion services. This is now a time for prayer, rest, reflection and in time we hope God may raise up a new generation of women (and/or men as they can join too) who want to start a new expression of the MU for All Saints.
To acknowledge all that the MU have done over the years including post wedding drinks and cakes, funeral teas, Mothering Sunday flowers, cake stalls, hospital bags, toy bags and so much more we are had a church collection and bought a new lectern Bible to mark the 80th anniversary and presented it to the MU, who presented it back to the church for use in our services. Inside the Bible is an inscription and a list of the names of all the members (we can collate and remember) who have been part of the MU for the last eighty years.
There has been a branch of the Mothers Union at All Saints for 80 years. It has always been a small membership of people who have a special concern with marriage and family life underpinned by prayer.
We celebrated our 75th Anniversary in 2014 with a special service at whichour refurbished banner was re-dedicated. This was attended by the Diocesan President Jackie Atkins who gave a talk on Mary Sumner.The service was followed by a celebratory lunch in the church hall.
Every year we attend the Lady Day Service at the Cathedral.
In 2015 we were able to parade with our refurbished banner, it was inspiring parading it among the others in the Diocese.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 8pm in the Webber Hall where we frequently have a guest speaker.This is followed by tea/coffee and biscuits and plenty of chat. Do come and join us at any of our meetings and meet our members.
If you'd like more information about Mothers Union at All Saints you can contact Mary Brett via email (click here to send an email to her) or for more general information, visit the MU website at www.themothersunion.org .