Groups - Mothers' Union

There is a small but active Mothers’ Union presence in the Benefice, 9 diocesan members (those with no local branch) meet bi-monthly to share a lunch, to pray together and to keep abreast of the work of the MU in this diocese. We decided not to form a ‘branch’ at this stage but to remain informally active joining in projects which help to stabilise marriage and family life in this diocese and worldwide, and to supporting each other in our desire to reach out in our various communities.  We have recently completed a ‘Baby Basics Bag’ for Time Norfolk and are currently supporting the project to raise funds to give groups of disadvantaged children and young people an adventure weekend at the Horstead Centre.

Former members of Mothers’ Union who may have moved into our area and found no branch to welcome them, do get in touch we would love you to join us! We would also welcome any one who may be interested in the Mothers’ Union which is this year celebrating 140 years of faithful service.

Meeting dates:

6th Sept   Area Meeting & Bring & Share Lunch at Church House Dereham, 

                10.30am Speaker on Working with Refugees in Norfolk

4th Oct    Festival Service held at 11am at Norwich Anglican Cathedral

23rd Nov   Diocesan Council at St Lukes Centre Norwich, 10am - 2pm

 

Meetings are open to all.

For further information please contact Eunice Norwood 01328 855665

Our 9 diocesan members attended the Annual Festival Service at the Cathedral on Oct 5th 2016. It was so uplifting to worship with around 500 people, to see the 40 or so MU banners lifted proudly aloft as they paraded behind the clergy up to the altar.  A rather poignant moment when we realised one banner was carried by a lady in a wheelchair, it was so inclusive and she was so proud at her achievement.  We were delighted to have Rev Sally with us demonstrating her support by giving her time to come along despite her frenetic workload.  


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