Find out more about what’s happening in the Mothers’ Union near you in 2021
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!
See you there!!!
Raffle Tickets on sale NOW from MU members.
Donations of home made cakes for the Cake Stall would be greatly appreciated.
Rotherham and Laughton Deanery
President Gill made a surprise visit to Jean Goodall (from St Nicoloas, Ryecroft) to present her with a certificate to celebrate her being a member for 40 years. Congratulations Jean!
Thanks to a generous donation by a Wath parishioner, St Catherine of Siena Mothers’ Union were able to buy and deliver outdoor toys for the Sheffield Women’s Refuge.
St Wilfrid’s First Open Meeting Wednesday 19th May.
Jane Nadin writes,,,,,,,,,,We’ll meet again, sang Vera Lyn and indeed we did, after a long long break, the members of St Wilfrid’s MU met on Wednesday May 19th after many months – all suitably masked and socially distanced!
We met to enjoy an evening of music provided by Dave Binnington, who brought along 20 odd of his instrument collection to show and play for us – from a Jew’s Harp up to a Steel guitar. Dave has collected his instruments over many years and taught himself to play each one. It was great to hum under our masks to the tunes of the 60’s. Sorry folks, Dave came out of retirement just for us!
Now you may be wondering, after re-calling our colourful, modern banner, why I have this photograph of a banner at the top of the page. During the long break, we have been having a new Sacristy built, which meant that the old one had to be emptied prior to demolition and in a bottom drawer, this 100 year old Mothers’ Union banner was found. Following a trip to the dry cleaners, we have a beautiful antique banner to go alongside our modern one in the Lady Chapel – a great find!
Everyone left Church on a high note ( pardon the pun) humming the tunes and having thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship of being together again…….hopefully, this is the future for us all!
President Gill writes….
Monday 15th March….
One of our church parisionners ( not MU) gave me some money to share between Wath Foodbank and MU projects. I decided to buy some toys for Barnsley Women’s Refuge so that the children can play outside as the weather improves. I am also going to buy foodstuffs that are needed by Rotherham Women’s Refuge.
Tuesday 16th March
These bags of food essentials (plus a couple of extra treats) are now on their way to Rotherham Women’s Refuge.
People are very generous.
Thank you Gill, a lovely story!
Rotherham and Laughton Deaneries.
Kiveton Park and Wales MU members managed to meet in church, after a Sunday service last year. It was lovely to be able to talk to many members in person. Although during lockdown we have been keeping in touch by phone.We have managed to remained and active group and that was reflected in the gifts and donations we were able to give to Rotherham homeless last year.In November 2019, we decided to produce shoe boxes to give to Rotherham Lighthouse Project for men and women. So following that we decided to do the same last year (2020) but this time it was a little more difficult to organise.Before Christmas we managed to help Rotherham Lighthouse by producing Christmas shoe boxes for the homeless in the Rotherham area. We contributed to the overall boxes produced, 48 boxes for men and 60 boxes for women. We have received huge thanks from Rotherham Lighthouse, for still helping them in these trying times.Here’s hoping for a better 2020. Keep safe and well. Andrea Bennett – Branch Co-ordinator.
Ecclesall and Attercliffe Deaneries
Some members in Ecclesall and Attercliffe Deaneries have raised funds to buy Midi sized Easter Eggs for children and grown ups in our 2 Women’s Refuges. Susan and Sally will deliver the treats, which also have a poster telling the story and an activity to do, nearer the time.
Well done Sprotbrough, Barnby Dun and Bessacarr.!!!
Sprotbrough Members are keeping in touch during lockdown. Spreading the love and a bird quiz for members.
The branch delivered homemade shortbread and a prayer around Valentines Day as part of their monthly contact initiative. Helen and Issy had been busy baking and were rewarded by favourable comments as they delivered. Members and supporters have been helping others by collecting various items for Sprotbrough Methodist Church’s Baby Basics initiative and a number have knitted angels for dementia patients in hospital.
Barnby Dun Branch are staying connected by producing a booklet , by and for their members, called “I remember when.” To be shared during this difficult time in an effort to raise morale and raise a smile.
St Francis members have been busy making squares, jumpers and blankets during lockdown.
MU Member Joan Wragg has given Deanery Leader Sally Wood £60, raised by selling books, with help from the manager of her appartment block. The money is for the Sheffield Women’s Refuge. The Residents paid what they could and a friend of Joan’s gave a donation making the total £160. She hopes to do more selling in the next few months. Good Luck and well done Joan.