2. The Mother's Union

 

 



Walsingham Benefice Mother's Union

 

As a Christian mission charity we seek to support families of all kinds.

Wherever we work in the world the need to support families is now greater than ever. In over 80 countries, 4 million members worldwide share a vision to bring about a world where God’s love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships.

It is by working together that communities can be transformed.

Here in Walsingham, our members meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The members meet in St. Mary’s Church, Walsingham, for an 11am Communion Service and then go to the Parish Hall in the High Street.

Here after midday prayers (prayers shared throughout the World) and a short business meeting, soup and sandwiches, we listen to a speaker on issues of interest.

Locally, members are involved with the local playgroup and also involved with going into school to hear children read and make Christingles for their school service.

We also organise the “bunching up” of flowers for Walsingham School’s Motheringtide Service.

Members assist with craft activities for the Children’s and Families’ Weekends and the Youth Pilgrimage at the Anglican Shrine.

Gift boxes are made every year, filled with sweets, for children to give their mums, on Mothering Sunday. These are sent to a Women’s Refuge in Norfolk.

The Diocese often has special projects that are shared across all branches of M.U.  e.g. knitting hats for new born babies and angel dresses for babies who die prematurely (all distributed to Hospitals in Norfolk).

Further information on Norfolk projects may be obtained from Norwich Diocesan House:

Telephone: 01603 880853
E-mail:
 info@dioceseofnorwich.org
Diocesan House
109 Dereham Road
Easton
Norwich  NR9 5ES

 




Our local branch leader is Mrs Susan Poole 01328 820717
 



Winter lunches are organised early Jan/Feb. each year in the Parish Hall, High street, from 12 to 2pm and are open to everyone in the community.

Any profits from the lunches will go to the MU Emergency Fund. This is a “Disaster fund” ready to give aid at home or overseas.

 


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