Against a declining membership roll in this country it is exciting to report that on Sunday 24th November 2013 at All Saints’ Church, West Haddon, The Right Reverend John Holbrook, Bishop of Brixworth, enrolled twenty-four new members into Mothers’ Union. Together with one member already enrolled and two members transferring from another branch they will form the Ridgeway Branch, named for our closeness to the Northamptonshire ridgeway.
The Branch will serve the united parishes of St Lawrence, Long Buckby with St Peter and St Paul, Watford, and All Saints’, West Haddon with St Michael & All Angels, Winwick. Their aim, as with all Branches of Mothers’ Union, is to serve the benefice as directed by the Vicar in matters concerning family life, which is apt because the Vicar, The Revd Graham Collingridge, was enrolled at the service! The service was attended by Mothers’ Union officers from around the Diocese of Peterborough.