Deanery Events

2018 News

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

Doncaster, Snaith and Hatfield Deaneries.

An Update on the Lent Project organised by St John’s Wadworth for MU Literacy Fund….

 On Sunday 24th June President Pauline visited Wadworth church service and she was presented with a cheque for an amazing £2,465 which was raised for MU Literacy Project . This was a brilliant event in the memory of Miriam Taylor. Miriam’s husband, Chris, presented the cheque to Pauline and they are seen in the photo with Brenda Sharpe who organised the Lent Project.

Wadworth , St John’s, held a sponsored Bell Ring for 2 hours on Saturday 17th March for the MU Literacy Project as part of their Lent Project. Margaret Jackson, Branch leader of St Francis, one of their Mission Partnership churches, went along to give encouragement and a donation from her branch to Diocesan member Brenda from St John’s.

Michael and Duncan completed two hours successfully. Well done chaps

St Francis Branch held their Annual Quiz night on Saturday 10th March. 11 teams battled it out and it was a very enjoyable and successful,evening raising £444 for the MU Literacy Fund.

Photographed is the successful team and Pam Hankin being presented with the Wayne Page memorial Trophy by Margaret, the Branch Leader.

Wath Deanery

Wath Deanery Quiet Afternoon service was held at Brampton Christchurch. Reverend Carol Lacey, who is an MU member, led the worship, based on Creation. The service was followed by tea, coffee and cakes.

Some of our Brampton MU members haven’t been too well lately so it was lovely see Alma Hough, Margaret Clegg and May Cuthbert in church on Easter Sunday

President Pauline joined members of Brampton MU for their Lent Lunch and Service.

Gill Fellows writes…….

Several members of Wath All Saints Branch have started to knit Twiddlemuffs. After reading the article that Elizabeth put in Newsline, I emailed Beth Goss-Hill to ask how we could get them to her and if she wanted loads at once or a few at a time. She Emailed back to say that we could meet at Rotherham Hospital this lunchtime so I took Lilian Beasley with me. Beth was so grateful for the Twiddlemuffs and told us all about her work. We told her all about Mothers’ Union in Sheffield Diocese and I gave her  the latest copy of Newsline.

Adwick Deanery

Adwick Deanery are still waiting for a new Deanery Leader to step in to the role. Please consider this very worthwhile task for the organisation.


Spring Fayre for AFIA at Sprotborough.

In April, St Mary’s, Sprotbrough held a Spring Fayre to raise money for AFIA. There were various stalls including homemade produce, bottles, mystery gifts, books and , of course, a raffle. Sarah and Beryl brought along there literature stall also. The event was well supported by the Community and £500 was raised. Other members from the Deanery came along and Izzy Mears was presented with a gift to thanks her for all her hard work as Deanery Leader over many years.

Owston MU’s branch member Rose Body keeps her self very busy knitting Twiddle Muffs, Premature Baby outfits, jumpers and hats for local hospitals and Nursing homes. Well done Rose and ‘Thank you.’

Tankersley Deanery

Tankersley and Pilley Branch are stepping out for the first time to invite everyone to their first Quiet Afternoon on Thursday 12th April at St Peter’s Church, Tankersley. The Theme is ‘Blessings”. Do go along and share this special afternoon with members and friends.  Post Code S74 0DT

Ecclesall Deanery

St Oswald’s have a ‘Knit and Natter’ or ‘Crochet and Chat’ Session hosted by MU at 7-30pm on 1st Wednesday of the month.It is called E.M.U (Evening Mothers’ Union) but everyone is welcome,especially if you want to know more about the MU. Its a good place to come for chat and refreshments and to learn a new skill. Cost is £2-50.

Deanery Leader, Sally, visited Christ Church Fulwood in March, where Peter Collier was enrolled as a member.

There was also a ‘Brief Encounter’ at Fulwood when members and friends opened up their hearts and gave generously for the girls in Africa who need essentials such as knickers. Thank you to CART for bringing this to our attention.

Ecclesfield Deanery

A beautiful sunny day welcomed branches to High Bradfield Lady Day Service. It was  lovely to see so many MU members and you can see them catching up over refreshments after the service.

Ecclesfield branch enjoyed a lovely visit to Moorend Place Care Home. Twiddle muffs & Twiddle pinnies were presented by Glenis & Olive to Emma who is the Manager. We were made so welcome and we give thanks for all their care.