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On Tuesday 24th November: Every year we sell our Christmas 'lucky bags' which are always generously packed with Christmas gift items for a £1 each. They are labelled as children or adult male or female appropriate. We sell these at the Christmas Fayre at Holden Hall. This evening we will be carefully packing the bags with goodies.

 

The Mothers' Union is a Christian charity began by Mary Sumner, a vicar's wife, more than 100 years ago. There are over 4 million members of the Mothers' Union in 83 countries.

Locally, our activities include:
Knitting Teddies for hospitals, police and fire brigade (they use these to help to calm children where necessary).
Helping with reading in schools.
Supporting needy families in need of a holiday.
Joining in prayer chains around the world.

Nationally, the Mothers' Union works to
Bring justice and better conditions to where there is a need in our society.
Support and improve family life.

Internationally, The Mothers' Union works to serve Christ and financially support initiatives throughout the world.

You are most welcome to join our local branch;

Contact        Lynn Stow, Branch Leader

Or                Pam Aston, Bradford Trustee and Training Officer

 

 

Mothers' Union begins 2017 in a 'Wave of Prayer'.

"The Mothers’ Union’s 3000 members across the diocese will be lighting candles and praying for fellow members across the world next week as the diocese takes its turn in  a world-wide ‘Wave of Prayer’.

From Sunday 8th January until Tuesday 10th January the Diocese of Leeds Mothers’ Union will be picking up the baton from the Diocese of Norwich and taking part in a continuous 24/7 prayer commitment for branches around the world which began in  1921.  On Tuesday evening the Wave of Prayer moves on to the Docese of Winchester.

Special services will be held in Mothers’ Union branches and diocesan MU members will be asked to particularly pray for the Diocesan link branches in  Rwanda, Nigeria, Lesotho and the Soloman Islands (see map).."

 

From the Church of England website)

http://www.leeds.anglican.org/news/three-thousand-mu-members-take-part-wave-prayer

 

 

Mothers' Union celebrates 140th Anniversary - 2016!

"140 years of faithful Christian outreach to families of all faiths and none. Since 1876, when Mary Sumner first brought together parents in her own parish to build their confidence in bringing up their children in the Christian faith, we have grown to an organisation of over four million women – and men – in over 80 countries of the world." (From the Mothers' Union National website).

Click here for the Mothers' Union National Site. There is also a short film about how Mothers' Union is making a difference to to the lives of people in many countries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGInk3sa1s

Also you can follow the National Mothers' Union on Facebook and Twitter:
www.facebook.com/MothersUnion                       https://twitter.com/MothersUnion

 

 

 

The Photograph shows the rug we made for our Small Steps group.


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The Diocese of Leeds Mothers' Union Banner

Mothers' Union trip to Saltaire
A trip to Salts Mill with David Hockney art and Devil's chocolate cake!