The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation with more than 3.6 million members in 78 countries worldwide they are passionate about caring for families all around the world. Their work is threefold:
- a diverse range of Mothers’ Union programmes meet the needs of individuals and families every day
- our policy work challenges root causes of injustice
- all of our work is underpinned by our Christian faith
St Mary’s branch meets every third Tuesday in the month and currently has 36 members. Some members write to those members who can no longer get out to keep them in touch with what the MU is doing all over the world. They also attend services at Wakefield and York Cathedrals. Find out more about The Mothers’ Union here.
Mothers’ Union Calendar 2019/20
29th October 2019 – 1.30pm
On Tuesday 29th October the Mother’s Union will be holding a Beetle Drive! This fun event is free for everyone. This old fashioned game is about speed, luck, dice and hilarity! Refreshments available.
19th November 2019 – 7.30pm
Linda Smith will be leading us in an evening of prayer and reflection. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
3rd December 2019 – 2pm
The Mothers’ Union will be holding a joint service for Advent at St. Paul’s Church in Birkenshaw.
21st January 2020 – 7.30pm
This evening we will be having a bit of a knit and natter. Don’t worry if your knitting isn’t up to par though; no judgement here!
18th February 2020 – 7.30pm
This meeting will be our AGM.
17th March 2020 – 7.30pm
We will be hearing about an interesting trip to Chernobyl this evening, thanks to Cheryl.
21st April 2020 – 7.30pm
“All Our Yesterdays” will be a look back at the history of St Mary’s using photos and stories from the people who lived it.
11th May 2020 – 12 noon
This month it is the turn of the Gomersal branch to lead Midday Prayers at Dewsbury Minster. Please come along to support this important ministry and join us for lunch afterwards.
19th May 2020 – 12 noon
We will once again be visiting the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield. This is always a popular event and will be followed up with lunch.
16th June 2020 – 7.30pm
Eileen Warburton will be talking to us about life in a Muslim family. This is sure to be an interesting talk.
14th July 2020
This month we will be having a get together at Cheryl’s, More details closer to the time.
19th September 2020
Our annual Afternoon Tea is back! With sittings at 1.30pm and 3pm, be sure to grab your tickets closer to the time.
October Half Term
Once again we’ll be hosting a Beetle Drive. An afternoon of fun for all ages!
9th November 2020 – 12 noon
It’s Gomersal’s turn to lead Midday Prayer at Dewsbury Minster. We’ll be staying on to have a spot of lunch afterwards if you’d like to join us.
It’s that time of year again! We’ll be gathering at St. Mary’s this year for our Advent service with St. John’s Church, Birkenshaw.
17th December 2020 – 7.30pm
We’ll be spending this evening in prayer and reflection, led by Linda Smith.