Reaching out in love and service
The Mothers' Union is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.
St. Mary’s Mothers' Union
A summary of 2022
The Mothers’ Union is a women-led Christian movement with four million members across the world. At St Mary’s our activities are open to all: women, men, married, unmarried, parents, non-parents. Prayer is central to what we do. As an organisation the MU is involved in concerns such as modern day slavery, domestic abuse, gender based violence, homelessness and work with refugees and asylum seekers.
Highlights from 2022 included raising funds for children and parents from the Brentry and Henbury Childrens’ Centre to have a summer coach outing to Weston Super Mare. We also made 50 Christmas craft gift bags for the children at the Centre. We have a group who regularly pray for the Centre. We attended a Deanery Lunch and had a visit to Clevedon Craft Centre with a cream tea. In Christian Aid week we organised a Poverty Lunch in the Village Hall and in the autumn a Harvest Festival Lunch. Both events raised funds for charities. At our Craft Evening we knitted felt hearts for children beginning their school life. Speakers included Louise Lyddon, Bristol Deanery Leader. In the autumn we held a Wave of Prayer.
Plan for our activities in 2023
February -16th Theatre trip 22nd Ash Wednesday Service, 7.00 pm
March -16th Speaker Christine Burbridge, one of our Lay Preachers 7.30 pm
April - 17th Maundy Thursday Service, 7.00pm
April - 20th Speaker Lucie Hudson, our Child and Youth Worker 7.30 pm
May - 14th Christian Aid Poverty Lunch in the Village Hall after the church service
May - 18th General meeting with a craft theme 7.30 pm
June - 15th Deanery Festival at St. Peter’s Filton 2.00 pm
July - 20th Afternoon outing to Clevedon Sea Front and Pier
August -10th Deanery Lunch at Horfield Holy Trinity, 12.30 for 1.00 pm Bring puddings
September - 21st Speaker Jill Lockhart: My life in Israel 7.30 pm
October - 8th MU provide Harvest Lunch in the village Hall after the Church Service
October - 19th Wave of Prayer 7.30 pm
November - 14th Games Evening 7.30 pm
December – 14th Poetry Evening and American Supper 7.30 pm
January, 2024 – 18th Meeting to discuss programme for the year 7.30 pm
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Church Close, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QF
Office in Vestry Hall open from 9am-1pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
If you have any queries please contact us:
Tel: 0117 959 3757
Do you have a question about something that you have seen/heard/feel about something? Then talk to Alan.
He can offer support and guidance as part of the recruitment process for volunteer roles in the church (including DBS checks).
Are you concerned about someone or yourself? Alan can direct and support you.
If you have a concern that you wish to report, please contact whichever of the following you feel is most appropriate.
Alan Emond, Parish Safeguarding Officer
Bristol City Council, Social Services: adult 0117 9222700, children 0117 9036444