100 Years of Mother's Union at St Mary's

The Saffron Walden branch of the Mothers’ Union celebrated the 100th anniversary of their founding at a special service in St Mary’s Parish Church on Sunday 9th February 2020. The service was led by the branch Chaplain, Rev’d Canon Chris Bishop, over the sound of Storm Ciara roaring over the roof and whistling around the church.

The Diocesan President, Judith Meaden spoke about the Mothers’ Union 2020 theme of building Hope and Confidence, both in the members and the people they help. This was built on their confidence in God.

The service was followed by coffee and cakes including a birthday cake made by Eleanor, one of the teenagers in the congregation.
Photo above - Judith Meaden, Diocesan President of the Mother Union cutting the centenary birthday cake, made by Eleanor, and accompanied by members of the MU committee.

The Mothers’ Union is an international Christian movement supporting families and communities in the UK and worldwide since 1876. The four million members are active in 84 countries and work tirelessly to serve their communities whilst offering Christian care for families.
The St Mary’s Branch of the Mothers’ Union meets on the second Thursday in the month in the Parish Rooms at 2 p.m. Membership is open to women and men who have been baptised and follow the Christian faith, including members from other denominations. Brenda Sheath, the branch leader, said “Visitors are very welcome to attend meetings to find out more about the purpose of the Mothers’ Union.” Further information is available here.