On the 26th of April 1892 the inaugural meeting of the Kingsthorpe Branch of Mothers’ Union was held in the school in Kingsthorpe Village. On the 26th of April 2017 we celebrated 125 years with a celebratory/thanksgiving service led by Rev Rachel and Bishop John. Canon Ann Davis, the new Mothers’ Union Chaplain, led the prayers and the M. U. President of the Diocese, Barbara Haynes, read the New Testament reading. Our vice president Hazel, trustees, branch members and friends from other branches in the Northampton Deanery also attended. It was with great pleasure that as Deanery Leader I also enrolled two new members into the Kingsthorpe branch. The service was followed by lots of chat and tea in the chapter house, although as there were a lot of us we ended up in the church to eat our sandwiches and cake. Many thanks to all those who helped to make the service so memorable.
Ruth Gould, branch leader