Sheffield MU members at the Mary Sumner Day Service at Sheffield Cathedral

Autumn Council 2018

‘One More Step Along the World I Go’

Barbara Taylor gave an interesting presentation about her time of office  and was presented with a gift from Sheffield MU as she comes to the end  as Provincial President for York Province.

You can read President Pauline’s Report to Council here

 

Joan Ridgeway was thanked and presented with a small gift for her dedication to AFIA for the last 9 years as the Diocesan Rep.

Norma priest showed us a jumper donated by Sheila Beatson and we wondered does anyone have a pattern- if so contact us here

September 2nd was Mothers’ Union Sunday in Sheffield Diocese. In the afternoon many Deaneries are held a Sponsored Walk to raise awareness of Mothers’ Union.

Attercliffe Deanery walked around Rother Valley Country Park, they were joined by some members from St James Woodhouse Ramblers and a 5 year old, who is now an ‘Honorary MU Member’!

Doncaster, Snaith & Hatfield Deaneries  walked around the Lake on Sunday afternoon after members celebrated MU Sunday in their own churches in the morning. Mary Bates is our very new member, being enrolled at St Jude’s, Hexthorpe this morning. Welcome Mary!  After the walk drinks  and  fellowship were on hand at Cafe Theo, St Francis church, kindly provided by St Francis MU. Well done everyone and in excess of £300 was raised for MU projects.”

Ecclesfield Deanery A lovely, hot stroll around Ecclesfield Park promoting our wonderful MU, followed by tea and cake in St Mary’s Church. 

Ecclesall Deanery  met  for a walk around Millhouses Park.

Tankersley Deanery  walked round Elsecar Park. 

Wath Deanery were joined by some members of Rotherham & Laughton Deanery and met at Wentworth Church in glorious sunshine ready to walk to Harley church. We were very grateful for the wonderful refreshments at Harley. One of our members even had the energy to play.The return walk was warm but everyone was still smiling. Flyers and information about Mothers Union was given out to people that we met. There was also some money collected by sponsorship. A good afternoon enjoyed by all.

Come and meet us in Sheffield Cathedral usually on the first Friday every month 10-15 til 12noon for coffee and scones.

Next Coffee morning Friday 5th October 

Hosts: Ecclesfield Deanery.

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2019 Theme is ‘Listen, Observe, Act- In Step With God’

The theme for 2018 is ‘In Mary Sumner’s footsteps’

There are lots of new resources available to download for branches to

‘Follow in Mary Summers Footsteps’

Posters are available to download in Branch Resources-

Please download and spread the word.

Mothers’ Union in Sheffield