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Coffee morning 

St Mary’s Mothers’ Union is holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday, September 29th from 10.am until 12 noon at the home of Marian Sutton, 26 Ribble Way, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HG.
 
There will be a raffle and bring and buy stall. Everyone welcome. Proceeds to the work of the Mothers’ Union.
 
 
 

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Helping people in Tanzania
Mothers' Union Tanzania has one of the largest memberships in our organisation with over 815,000 members and counting! Members across Tanzania are involved in caring for those in need in various ways. To find out more, read on... More ...
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A privilege to host 
Traditionally July is a holiday month for our Branch. However on Wednesday the 11th we were privileged to host the Diocesan MU Council in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, writes Gillian Beavis. More ...
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Sian steps in
On Friday, 15 June, we welcomed Sian Rigby as our speaker, in place of the Revd Debbie Starling who was unable to attend, writes Mary Warren. More ...
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Amusing time with Julie-Ann
hat a delight to welcome back the Reverend Julie-Ann Heath in May. To find out more, read on... More ...
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Christianity is growing here
We welcomed the Revd Pam Harvey, MU Diocesan Chaplain, to our April meeting, who pointed out that although figures are often given illustrating that Church membership is falling, such data does not give a true picture. More ...
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A perfect setting 
The March meeting took place in St Mary's Church, Melton, when Revd Kevin led us in a Holy Communion Service. More ...
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Join in the fun
This year's Mothers’ Union coach outing is to Stratford-upon-Avon on August 17th. Everyone is welcome to come along on this occasion. More ...
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Inspired by Sarah
Members and visitors met in February to welcome Sarah Clements-Boyer whose enthusiasm and passion for the Open Hearts and Minds Foundation inspired us all. More ...
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Following Mary's example 
The theme of the Mothers’ Union this year is: “In Mary Sumner’s Footsteps.” To find out more, read on... More ...
Christmas Celebrations 
Christmas Celebrations was the theme of the December meeting which was held on the second Friday instead of the usual third of the month. More ...
Informative and interesting talk
Mother’s Union members were treated to a very informative and interesting talk by Barbara Taylor on the work of the Children’s Society. Barbara is also an MU member in Leicester and an ambassador for the Children’s Society. More ...
Talk on Slavery 
Unfortunately the speaker arranged for October was unable to be with us as she was attending a family funeral, so we were delighted when Margaret Rouse, Diocesan President, offered to replace her. More ...
Annual Holy Communion Service 
Following the traditional break for Summer the new session began with our annual Holy Communion Service. As St Mary’s is closed, this was held in the Samworth Centre. More ...
Day visit to York 
August was our Mothers’ Union branch day visit month. On the 18th August several members and friends enjoyed a day visit to York. Thanks to Muriel McNeill for arranging this visit. More ...
Informative talk by Maggie
The speaker for June was Margaret (Maggie) Pickford who is the present Vice President of the National Committee of The Women's World Day of Prayer Movement. More ...
Pam loves her role 
Diocesan Chaplain Pam Harvey tells why she loves her job. To find out more read on... More ...
Congratulations, Maisie!
Our April meeting took place in the week following Holy Week, the lead-up to Easter, with meditation and prayer. Maundy Thursday was special for us as member Maisie King was one of those chosen to receive Maundy money from the Queen. More ...
Celebrating Lady Day
By tradition March is the month when we join the other branches in the deanery for the Deanery Festival celebrating Lady Day. The Service this year was held at All Saint's Church, Asfordb,y and was led by the Reverend Canon Dr Peter Hooper. More ...
Thoughts of India 
Members of The St Mary’s Branch of the Mothers' Union were privileged at their February meeting to hear of some of the experiences of Revd Catriona and the other curates of the Diocese who visited our link Diocese of Trichy, India. More ...
Faith in Action 
On 20 January, 22 members and one visitor met for the first meeting of the New Year. This year's MU theme is FAITH IN ACTION. More ...
A Christmas cracker! 
Over 30 members and guests joined together in December for a Christmas lunch in the Samworth Cafe. Food (as usual) was delightful, service excellent and friendship and fellowship most enjoyable. Fully satisfied we moved upstairs to our monthly meeting. More ...
Interesting and informative talk 
Mothers’ Union members were treated to a very interesting and informative talk by Keith Wilson on the lost village of Welby. More ...
Impromptu Songs of Praise 
Alas, at the beginning of the November meeting, we found ourselves without a speaker and it was suggested we hold an impromptu Songs of Praise. More ...
Annual Communion Service 
After the summer break members met together on Friday, 16th September for the annual Communion Service held in St. Mary’s Church, Melton. More ...
Annual Outing 
August 12th was the day chosen for our annual outing. This year we elected to visit Stratford on Avon – it being the year of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, writes Gillian Beavis. More ...
Remembering Mary 
August is the month when we remember our founder Mary Sumner on the 9th, writes Gillian Beavis. More ...
God, dad, gardening and me 
At the June meeting, the members of the Mother’s Union were greatly entertained by Rev Julie-Ann Heath talking about her life, her career and how she found her faith. More ...
A moving talk from Pat
Pat Stevens was our visiting speaker at our May meeting. Her talk, entitled ‘Malawian Mothers’, was based on her first hand knowledge of mothers on Likoma Island. More ...
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Annual Lunch 
On 15th April our Annual Lunch was a splendid feast cooked by Carol, the chef from the Samworth Centre, and served by her volunteers. More ...
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Deanery Festival 
The Mothers’ Union Deanery Festival will be held on Monday, 4th April in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray at 2pm. More ...
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What a coincidence!
It was a pleasure to welcome RoseMarie Manning as our speaker in March. More ...
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The Inspiration behind Dove Cottage Hospice 
Chris Gatfield, founder and now Registered Manager, the inspiration, vision and driving force behind Dove Cottage Day Hospice spoke about how it all started, writes Helen Bett. More ...
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Happy 140th birthday! 
2016 marks the 140th Anniversary of the beginning of the Mothers’ Union, writes Gillian Beavis. To find out more, read on... More ...
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In the Christmas spirit
MU Christmas celebrations began with our traditional Christmas lunch held in the ‘Cafe @ the Centre’ which was enjoyed by 27 members and friends. More ...
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