Deanery Events

Find out more about what’s happening in the Mothers’ Union near you in 2021


Date for your Diary:

Friday October 22nd 10am til 12 noon

Bramley St Francis, MU invite you to their fund raising event in aid of AFIA Entrance fee £2 including refreshments. Bring and Buy Stall and raffle              Everyone welcome


News from the Deaneries.


DASH Deanery

St Francis, Bessacarr, held their first ever afternoon meeting today, 14th October, and welcomed Jane Price as speaker. 26 people heard a brilliant and very entertaining talk about Balby, St John’s, Charity, “Given Freely, Freely Given”. Members donated 9 bags of toiletries to the charity. Thank you Jane.

On the weekend of the 25/26th September Tickhill St Mary’s held an Open Day at their church. Tickhill MU Branch did an MU display to show the work of the MU in this Diocese and World Wide.

St Francis re-opened their monthly Soup Lunch on 27th September and welcomed 22 visitors.

More wonderful knitting has been received for C.A.R.T from St Francis member, Kay. She has shielded during lockdown and has worked so lovingly, thinking of others , to produce these amazing blankets for Africans. Well done and thank you Kay.


St Oswald’s Ecclesall


Tuesday 21st September was our third meeting with just six of us. Our Wave of Prayer service in August was lovely. We all took a picnic lunch and ate together, and even had a visitor who is new to church. So watch this space!!!

Women’s Refuges.                                                                             We support Refuges in Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Sheffield.

Rotherham….. some branches donated savoury snacks and, cereal bars etc for the young people to enjoy during their Summer holidays. Whiston branch gave welcome bags of toiletries.

Doncaster Refuge had two new babies and answered an appeal for nappies and milk. Tickhill donated two cots and baby clothes.

Summer of Hope Events

Whiston held a homemade cakes and produce stall after the church service . Some Doncaster branches also held afternoon tea and coffee mornings.


St. Nicholas, High Bradfield , Saturday 21st August

 Where we should have been but for heavy rain.

Much better inside. 

Wath and Brampton, Saturday 21st August

As the Brampton Brach of Mothers’ Union has now joined Wath Branch, it was decided for Members of Wath Branch Mothers’ Union to meet at Brampton Church for the Wave of prayer. They attended the Morning Prayer service at 10am, had coffee and then joined for the Wave of Prayer. 

 St Francis, Bessacarr. Friday 20th August.

Service was held in the paddock outside church. 15 members came along and took part in the service. 

DASH Summer Fayre

Saturday 31st July saw the first major event in our Diocese since Lockdown. Archdeacon, Javid opened the very successful Fayre and members of DASH Deanery hosted many stalls and refreshments , making it a very enjoyable day. Well done everyone.



Ecclesfield Deanery.

St Nicholas Branch, High Bradfield have sent four more baskets to Sheffield Women’s Refuge. July 30th 2021

DASH Deanery

Thursday 8th July was the first meeting face to face for St Francis, Bessacarr, since March 2020. Members met in the paddock for a lovely social evening with singing of worship songs, led by Christine and Cath. Refreshments were served and Sarah gave out the first Newsline since before the pandemic started! A super evening for all.


Ecclesfield Deanery

St Nicholas Branch, High Bradfield are back meeting together after 15 months.

Ecclesall Deanery


Christ Church Dore MU Branch held their Strawberry Fayre on Monday 28th June 2021. The weather started fine and about 3pm the drizzle started. They raised over £630 for AFIA with lots of enthusiastic support from MU members and the wider community.

Well Done Dore.