Deanery Events

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The Trustees and friends met on Tuesday 21st Jan for a post Christmas Lunch at the Holiday Inn, Barnsley. After the meal our retiring Chaplain,Canon Gordon Taylor , was thanked for his hard work for the Diocesan Mothers’ Union for many years. He was presented with a plant by President Gill and invited to our Spring Council on 14th March 2020 at Warmsworth for members to thank him too.

Ecclesall Deanery

On Saturday 30th November Dore held a very successful,Christmas Market. Over £680 was raised. Well done Dore



Rotherham and Laughton Deaneries

The closing service of the Minster MU, Rotherham was held at St Paul's , Masborough. The Eucharist was led by Rev Philip Batchford and followed by Pie and peas.

Wath Deanery


Wath Deanery IMPC members were invited to a Christmas Afternoon Tea in St James Rooms, Wath. Those able to come where joined by Mary Carr, (Deanery Leader) Lesley Harpham (IMPC Rep)Gill Fellows (President) and Vicar John Parker and Curate, Charles Burton. Members of Wath All Saints MU were waitresses and member, Betty Frost, played carols and songs for a sing song. There was even a visit from Santa who brought them gifts.

Tankersley Deanery

On Sunday 13th Oct 6 new members were enrolled at Holy Trinity, Elsecar during the morning service of Holy Communion. Unfortunately one member was all so was enrolled in absentia. Deanery Leader, Anne Balme and Branch Leader Isabel Sharman are shown with the 5 new members present. We welcome them all.

Attercliffe Deanery

On a hot and sunny July afternoon members of St Catherine's Mothers Union enjoyed an outing to Whitby's Fish and Chip Restaurant at Catcliffe.
Although few in numbers on this occasion we had a lovely meal and enjoyable conversation.

Ecclesfield Deanery

34 members and friends enjoyed Fellowship, Fun, Food and a quiz on Candlemass at High Bradfield.
Chapeltown Branch enjoyed a visit form Worsbrough Flour Mill staff, who came and showed them how to make bread, it was an extremely (if sticky) experience and they all ended ups with a lovely piece of dough to take home and bake into a tasty loaf.

DASH Deanery

DASH Deanery Advent Service was held at St Mary’s Tickhill Tuesday 10th Dec. Members brought Christmas gifts for the Women’s Refuge. After the lovely service about Light we all enjoyed delicious refreshments. Thank you St Mary’s.

St Mary's Tickhill, Margaret with MU Christmas Tree.St Jude's Hexthorpe at Deanery Advent ServiceSt Mary's Branch served lovely refreshments.
St Francis Members .VP Liz enjoying a sherry after the service.Barnby Dun members

On Saturday 25th January St Francis MU and church members packed 60 Back Packs with school items, uniform, soap, towels, toothpaste and brushes and any other items for children in Africa, via Mary's Meals.Members sorting out pencils, pens, rulers, rubbers and crayons.