Mothers' Union

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The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation with more than 3 million members in 76 countries, which promotes the well being of families worldwide.

Daffodils

Daffodils planted by the Mothers' Union

Here at St. Mary’s we have a branch of about 50 members (including single people and men). We have a programme of events which includes a monthly meeting, usually on the second Thursday of each month, at 10.15am in Church House. We have talks on a wide range of subjects, frequently by someone representing a charity, sometimes historical, sometimes of a more spiritual nature. We have a good record of fund raising to provide holidays for families undergoing a difficult time and to support overseas work, particularly supporting the MU Literacy and Development Project.

On the first Wednesday of each month there is a Communion Service in the church arranged by Mothers' Union for all members of the congregation. This is at 11.30 a.m. and is followed by a simple soup and cake lunch in Church House (£2) to which all are invited. There is no need to book, just turn up.

You do not need to attend meetings to be a member, just to support the MU aims and objectives. This suits some of our younger members who work in the daytime. Many of our members are carrying out voluntary work with the Sunday Club, the Thursday Baby and Toddlers group and work in the Parish Primary School.

For more information contact Margaret Eames (Branch Chair), Mary Fall (Branch Treasurer), any Committee Member (see notice board in church), or visit the MU websites www.themothersunion.org or www.rochestermothersunion.co.uk

Contact: Margaret Eames (020 8851 5180 or 07711 654647 Email) or Mary Fall (020 8464 1239 Email).

Please see the calendar for the Mothers' Union programme of events (you can see just these events by setting the category, on the calendar page, to 'Mothers' Union').

Knit and Knatter

Knit and Knatter for Charity was set up by St Mary’s Mothers’ Union for anyone who wishes to knit for a variety of charitable causes. So far, we have contributed scarves, mittens and hats for the Mission to Seafarers, Easter chicks and bunnies for the Deaf Access stall, baby hats, blankets and cardigans for a hospital in Tanzania and coats and blankets for Battersea Dogs’ home.  We meet on the third Thursday of each month from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 in the Front Room of Church House. Although knitting can go on in our own homes, sometimes enthusiasm is lacking and we need to be encouraged by others to keep going. Hence the idea of getting together socially with our knitting.

Knit and Knatter

This is a project open to anyone, so do tell your friends. It is for those who can knit, or who need a reminder, as people are always willing to show how to knit a simple square and help with the basics. Coffee is provided – and usually cake. There is no need to tell anyone that you are coming; just turn up. If you have any ideas for charitable knitting, please bring them with you to a Knit and Knatter session. Come and knit for needy causes!

For more information contact Mary Fall (020 8464 1239).

Following the recent upsurge in membership of Mothers' Union at St Mary's, the branch held a very successful Christmas Lunch, open to all the church congregation.