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!

DASH Deanery

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


DASH Deanery

St Jude's Hexthorpe welcomed President, Gill Fellows and Membership Development Officer, Jo Anne Van Levesley to talk at their March meeting.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.

Rotherham and Laughton Deaneries 

Congratulations to Helen & Bill Shephard who celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on April 29. Helen is a member of Mothers’ Union in Laughton Deanery.

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.

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.