Mothers’ Union in this country has an unfortunate image of being “ladies in hats pouring tea.”
Wrong! MU is far from that. We even let men join!
MU’s aim is to support family life in all its shapes and sizes, responding to local needs and seizing local opportunities, whatever and wherever they might be. Overseas, the MU are the hands – on workers in schools, clinics, orphanages, and in giving people the skills they need to run small businesses.
Bishop Graham calls the MU, “the praying heart of the Diocese.” MU members are committed to prayer but we also believe in action. Our branch members knit hats and blankets for the maternity unit at the hospital, and support projects run by the Diocese such as Away From It All Holidays (for those who wouldn’t get any break otherwise) and Angel Tree (Christmas presents for the children of prisoners). MU nationally campaigns very actively about family policy issues. Tying in with the work of this parish and its special link with Mampong in Ghana, the Wymondham MU joins the MU of Mampong in supporting the orphanage.
And we do make a fine cup of tea. Come and join us.
In Wymondham we meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at 1:30pm in the Abbey, and we regard the 9:30am Eucharist on the first Wednesday of each month as an opportunity to worship together.
Apr 20th Italian Art - Tom Warren
May 18th How I arrived at the Abbey - Ruth Brett
Jun 15th Summer Outing *
Jul 20th tba
Aug 9th Mary Sumner Day Service
Aug 17th MU at the United Nations - Hilda Billinghurst
Sep 21st A Mini Pilgrimage - Sylvia Powell
Oct 5th Diocesan Festival Service *
at Norwich Cathedral 11am
Oct 19th Members’ Meeting
Nov 16th The Youth Bus - Mary Collins
Dec 21st Christmas Celebration * (venue TBC)
All meetings in Abbey except events indicated *