The Mothers' Union is a world wide organisation to which to which our local branch is affiliated. Our work and outreach is through the Stroud Deanery and Gloucester Diocese. Currently we are one of around twenty or so branches working together in service and fellowship. We are active in fund raising, all proceeds being given to our church or Diocese. Our main purpose is to engage with our community, to support each other through both the 'sun and rain' and be 'salt and light'. Anyone is welcome to our meetings which are often informative concerning the needs of differing charities. However topics of our speakers are diverse and being a worldwide organisation our interest and response to overseas crises takes on a meaningful mission feel. We meet every month on the third Wednesday evening and enjoy welcoming new members.
The Mothers Union meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30 in the Porch Room. We are open to EVERYONE – regardless of gender – yes, we do have one gentleman member – and you don’t have to be a mother!
On 20th November Tom Elliot, magician extraordinary, is returning to us. He was fantastic last time he came and we look forward to welcoming him again. And in December we have a party.
We are also busy booking an interesting selection of speakers for next year, and planning other events including PANCAKES on Shrove Tuesday.
Do come and join us if you can. Further details from Deborah Smith 883611, or Linda Jarvis or Chrissie Eccles.
Pancakes in the Porch Room
Julia Gerard our MU Leader organised an excellent Shrove Tuesday Pancakes evening. MU women once again made several containers of batter and thanks to the cooks Tony Natt, John and Phoebe Gerard they made and tossed over a 100 pancakes between them. Thank you to all who supported the evening and enjoyed the good fellowship. This year Sandy lost the challenge to eat the most pancakes, the new winner is our Treasurer John Jutsum. We made in donations £165 towards our funds and to pay for the flowers for Mothering Sunday.
Tom Elliot a Christian magician thoroughly entertained us at our meeting in January. Over 25 of us enjoyed jokes and magic from a very talented and personable young man. Tom also told us about the charity Compassion which he supports.