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Long Service Award at Oakham

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Past Events | 0 comments

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 over to me and the presentation was made. Joyce is an inspiration to her branch. Thank you Joyce for your commitment, something that has impressed me...

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Visit to Pitsford Branch

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Past Events | 1 comment

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

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Past Events | 0 comments

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. There’s a lot of sheep knitting going on! Maggy I have been sent an adorable video of little Joseph playing with the nativity scene at home…  I hope...

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Mothers’ Union in Barbados

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on 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, which involved all branch members. They too had projects and also dealt with individuals. While the quiz Q and A from the Bible was in progress, the...

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Frances Lunch Club

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on 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

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on 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 led by Mr Bruce Bailey and was very enjoyable. Hazel Goodman Saints and Angels MU...

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Walking for Mothers’ Union

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on Walking for Mothers’ Union

On Saturday 14th October some of us ‘walked for Mothers’ Union’. For the most agile it was 5 km for the less agile i.e. me, it was 2.5 km. During the walks we attracted attention from the other members of the public who went about their business. Questions were asked and answers given. It is always good to raise Mothers’ Union profile in a fun way. The first photo shows Raymond, Pam, Penny and Doreen as they are about to set off around Wicksteed park. Good to see one of our male members taking part. I would like to...

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Greater Northampton Deanery Annual Deanery Fair

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on Greater Northampton Deanery Annual Deanery Fair

Greater Northampton Deanery held their Annual Deanery Fair on Saturday 14th October which was opened by Hazel our Vice President. We managed to raise £535 which will be donated to the London Diocese Grenfell Tower A F I A appeal and The South Sudan Appeal.

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Mothers’ Union Celebrations at Abington Church

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on Mothers’ Union Celebrations at Abington Church

Abington Church Mothers’ Union were delighted that Barbara Haynes, Diocesan President, accepted their invitation for her to present two long service awards on Sunday 8th October.  Pamela Cummings and Margaret Kirby have each been an MU member for 60 years and so it was a very special occasion celebrating this achievement during the 10 am Eucharist service, surrounded by other MU members, family and friends. Barbara spoke of her pleasure at meeting members and the importance of acknowledging the many years of service and commitment given to...

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Diocesan A.G.M.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Past Events | Comments Off on Diocesan A.G.M.

At the diocesan A.G.M. Bishop John was our speaker. He told us about his visits to Sudan where one of our prayer links, Rumbek, is. It was really good to get to know about the people there and to realise about the problems that they have to overcome and also their enthusiasm for Mothers’ Union. In the picture Jill Goodman, our worldwide coordinator, is giving the vote of...

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