Spotlight on Wellingborough Deanery

Branches: All Hallows All Saints Earls Barton The Harrowdens and Orlingbury Wollaston and Strixton Our Deanery Leader is Barbara Haynes, the past President of the diocesan Mothers’ Union. We come together as a Deanery to meet after Forum, to celebrate at our annual Deanery Festival and to hold a social evening to fund our current project. We are a deanery that believes in working together and...

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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The members in Peterborough Diocese are all taking part in the campaign for the 16 days from November 25th – December 10th. Some branches have held vigils, some have had services using the resources from Mary Sumner House or prayer meetings and some have had displays in their churches to raise awareness. The picture shows the prayers written by Kingsthorpe branch for women and girls around...

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50 Years Membership Certificates at Kingsthorpe Branch

Kingsthorpe Branch were pleased to welcome Barbara, our president, to present 50 years membership certificates to Margaret Glover and Mary Cheer at the morning service at St Mark’s Church on the 29th April. At the same service Helen Hickman was enrolled as a new member. The service was followed with cake and nibbles. Ruth, Branch...

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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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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...

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