Long Service Award at Oakham

It was a great surprise to Joyce Halliday when she was awarded her 60 year long service certificate. Joyce thought that she was attending the monthly Communion service at the home where she is now a resident. There was certainly a look of surprise when her son wheeled her in and she saw that that there were members of her branch sitting there! During the service Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani handed...

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Visit to Pitsford Branch

I spent a very happy and exciting afternoon with the members of Pitsford branch when I was able to enrol five new members. There are also two more new members waiting to be enrolled who were unable to be there. Thank you to branch leader Anne for your enthusiasm that led to new members wanting to be part of your branch. Excellent news. Barbara Haynes, Diocesan...

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Travelling Nativity Success Story

Our Mothers’ Union branch has knitted three nativity sets which go to different reception class children’s homes each night during Advent. One of the mums has videoed her son with it and this is what we’ve been sent. The mum is happy for you to use this and put it on the MU website if you like. Our first set has been in use since 2000. As the school has grown we’ve tried to keep up....

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Mothers’ Union in Barbados

In October 2017 I visited my family in Barbados and was able to join the Mothers’ Union for a meeting. The Mothers’ Union branch was the Holy Trinity, St Philips, Barbados. They meet on the second Saturday in the month, in the afternoon. They start with worship, using the MU blue and red prayer books along with readings from the Bible. Afterwards a short committee meeting took place,...

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Frances Lunch Club

During the October half term the children (and their families) who attended the Frances Lunch Club had great fun doing Autumn craft activities. They also ate well of course. The photographs show some of the results and the lovely happy faces. The time together was enjoyed by all. Lyn, project co-ordinator. *photos are shown with parental...

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Members of Mothers’ Union Meet Together

Pauline Jacobs and Hazel Goodman, friends of Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust met up at the Study Day on 12th August in Guilsbrough Church, where they spent a time of fellowship beside the MU Banner. Both Pauline and Hazel are MU Unit Committee members. They spent the rest of the day with other friends of NHCT exploring and finding out about Churches around Northamptonshire. The day was...

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