Deanery Events

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

During this time of lockdown and crisis in our country we hope all deaneries and branches are keeping in touch by phone, email , text, face book with all members. 

Shine your light!


Barnby Dun

Two small groups from Barnby Dun met for the Wave of Prayer.

7 members from Barnby Dun met to celebrate the Wave of Prayer lighting candles for the our link Diocese

St Wilfrid’s , Cantley

Members joined together in their own bubble at Socially distanced intervals in church top pray together in celebration of the Wave of Prayer. What a blessing that our newly refurbished North Aisle was finished and ready for whatever Covid has thrown at us these last weeks. We’re ready for anything!!!

St Francis. Bessacarr

17 members met in three gardens for a Wave of Prayer Service ,     20th August, 10-30 until 11am.



Mary Sumner Day Services Across the Diocese.

                      Sunday 9th August 2020

4 Garden Services were held at St Francis , Bessacarr, for 22 members on Sunday afternoon.


Wath , All Saints, held their service in the churchyard and Harley met in Ruth Mangham’s garden for the Diocesan service, with music on CD player and tea and biscuits afterwards.

Barnby Dun held their service in a garden.

DASH Deanery

21 members of Tickhill, St Mary’s MU met on Tuesday afternoon in a garden for their August meeting, socially distanced and under gazebos forming a marquee.


Deanery Leader Tanis, held  a branch meeting in her garden this week  (July 16th)  It was very successful and socially distanced!

The Women’s Refuges have really been struggling during Lockdown and a member of St Francis Church family has donated some boxes of toiletries to DASH Deanery for the Refuge. Tanis received these this afternoon (Thursday 2nd July) and set to filling bags of treats for the ladies to cheer them up and give them all a treat. The ladies who work there were also included in this treat!

Ecclesall Deanery

Deanery Leader, Sally Wood took part in the 2.6Challenge to raise money for Mothers’ Union, Christian Aid and Baby Basics. She walked 26 laps around her street -a total of 10.4 miles! Well done Sally!

Rosemary Kirkman writes that Dore Branch have held a “Driveway Plant Sale” on 8th to 10th June nd raised over £375 for A.F.I.A. Rossemary says, “It happened because I had been given lots of hanging baskets and raised nasturtiums, geraniums and lobelia for our Strawberry Fayre, cancelled because of lockdown. So, when the weather was set fair, we advertised in church emailed news sheet and with local fly posters, and the result was tremendous! We almost sold out in the first two hours. Then the lady who had prepared plants for the cancelled Done Gala brought hers along and others donated more. I took advantage of the new rule of wearing face coverings on public transport to ‘upcycle’ old shirts into face masks and sell those. Everyone was delighted to join in and break the daily monotony whilst doing something to help those less fortunate .”


Ecclesfield Deanery

Eccelsfield Deanery has delivered baskets to the Women’s Refuge including food, toiletries, sanitary wear and  a “Moving On” basket from Bradfield MU and friends.

Wath Deanery

Wath Members have been donating and collecting toiletries for recovering Covid19 patients in hospital.President Gill Fellows husband, Geoff is cycling from Lands End to John o' Groats in his conservatory to raise money for Sheffield MU and Wath Food bank