The Mothers’ Union is an Anglican Organisation to promote and sustain family life
Meetings are usually held at 2pm on the first and third Monday of each month in the Church Hall.
This includes a Eucharist and guest speaker/demonstrator with various activities and occasional visits to interesting places.
Mary Sumner founded the Mothers’ Union over 130 years ago.
To-date there are 3.6 million members in 79 countries.
There has been a branch at All Saints & Martyrs for over 40 years and going on ‘the net’ is certainly a first for us.
Our aim and purpose is to demonstrate the Christian Faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of family in its many forms.
Mothers’ Union members do this by working towards 5 objectives:-
- Supporting and promoting marriage.
- Encouraging parents in their role to develop the faith of their children.
- Maintaining a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
- Promoting conditions in society, favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.
- To help those whose family life has met with adversity
Anyone who is baptised and supports our aims is welcome to become a member.
Our branch meetings are held twice a month and we have a varied programme which commences with Eucharist followed by speakers on various interesting subjects. We support deanery and diocesan events throughout the year. We collect food and toiletries to make ‘goody bags’ for distribution to new students during ‘Freshers Week’ at Manchester University. More than 2,000 bags were given out by the diocese last year and we hope to exceed that number this year. We gave financial support to Bishop Nigel’s Lenten Appeal for the people of Nord Kivu, where they are experiencing many difficulties with displaced families from war torn neighbouring countries, and we remember them in our prayers.
The social life of our branch is also important to our members and we join together with other branches at the Bridgewater Hall for our annual ‘Evening of Celebration’, this is a really good night out and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. We have Summer and Christmas lunches, card making workshops, pampering events and our latest visit to places of interest was to the restored Gorton Monastery.
As branch leader, I would be delighted to welcome you to one of our meetings, where you can see us in prayer and action.