MU Meeting 19th July 2023

This was the last meeting of the year before the Summer Break.

We thought about what it means to be a member of the Mothers Union, as discussed at the MU Council Meeting.

MU is a global Christian movement working with people of all faiths and none, to develop communities, strengthen families, and advocate for change. MU members are active in 83 countries and work tirelessly to serve their communities to build a future where everyone thrives. The Aims are to end violence, end poverty, and end injustice.

As a member of the MU you can:

  • strengthen communities all over the world;.
  • shape how we advocate for the rights of
  • help the most disadvantaged at home; and
  • develop  your own relationship with God.

We also discovered that the Cathedral no longer has any MU connections, so there will be no more annual Diocesan Festivals held there.

After a short service, in which our members read out extracts of readings and prayers, we put our heads together in groups to collaborate on ideas for next year’s programme. This was very successful and some good ideas were produced.  Dorothy and I will work on these ideas during the Summer holiday and put together a programme.  As we now have a very small committee, we find this is the best way to work out ideas for next year.

Our members were then invited to share in the buffet which they had all provided. It always amazes me that when we ask people to bring some food to share, we get a great variety, and always enough to feed everyone.

Val Cragg closed our meeting with the Grace.

The subject for the September meeting will be poetry and members are invited to bring their own favourite poems. We have invited John Tudor from Brereton, who writes his own poems, to share some of them with us and encourage us along the way. This meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th Sept. in St Luke’s Church Hall, at

If you are interested in coming along and need some more information, please ring Carole on HC 533882 or Dorothy on HC 533704. We would love to see you there.


Carole Elliott and Dorothy Wood