Mothers' Union

The Mothers' Union is an internation organisation which has at its heart a commitment to offer Christian Care for Families.

Here in this Benefice, as throughout the UK and around the world, we look at turning faith into action.  We do this, for example, by supporting the Big Wheels Appeal which is an organaisation which provides support for people both at home and abroad, who are refugees, survivors of abuse or living in poverty.  Another charity which we as Mothers' Union members supports is 'AFIA - Away From It All Holidays' which provides a much needed break for struggling families around the UK.  We are always happy to respond to appeals for knitted items such as blankets, jumpers, hats and scarves when ever the call is made. At the moment we are collecting stationery items to fill bags so marginalised and poor children in Eastern Europe can go to school. These are just  a few of the activities we get up to, yet at the same time, ensuring as a group we have a range of social outings planned each year to keep us active and to keep our fellowship strong. 

We feel as though we have planned an interesting programme for the year and want to remind all readers that anyone is welcome to attend any of our planned talks or the visits that we make. We generally refer to ourselves as MU members and so please look out for this abbreviation which will keep you updated with forthcoming events. Also I would like to take this opportunity to inform / remind everyone that the MU has for many years enrolled men and single women into their branches and we certainly appreciate this all inclusive approach. Please feel free to join us, we meet the first Tuesday of every month at the NCK centre at 2pm.


Programme for 2024

The February meeting has been cancelled due to a past member's funeral at the same time. The planned AGM will follow a soup lunch on Tuesday 5 March starting at 12 noon and will be followed by the planned meeting at 2pm. 

Tuesday March 5. 


Developing a ‘social farm’ in Norley; Talk by Jo Garner

 Tues March 26    

 - Holy Week 

Quiet afternoon all invited. Please check for church details


Tuesday May 7 

Talk by Mac Carding about Dutton Locks.  

Tuesday June 4.


Dame Lorna Muirhead  talks about her journey from a Midwife to Lord Lieutenant. 

Tuesday July 2.

Annual trip out

August  no meeting


Tues September 3. 

Talk by David Mitchell who is our Chester Town crier.

Tuesday October 1. 

Update on social farm development, Jo Garner - may be site visit. Afterwards visit to the ‘Lounge’  for tea and cake 

Tues November 5. 

Cheshire Wild life talk - how are the Beavers getting along?  

Tues December  3. 

Members afternoon - Christmas special 


MU Contacts

Branch Leader:      Pam Owens,    07807 170 772       01928 788 795

Treasurer:             Hilary Merrington    01928 788 087