St Barnabas Church

Living, Sharing, Growing in God's Love

  • St Barnabas
  • Bournmoor
  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • DH4 6EU


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Mothers’ Union was formed by Mary Sumner in 1896 and in the last decade membership worldwide has increased from 1 million to  4 million members in 81 countries.

Here at St. Barnabas’ in the parish of Burnmoor, we have a very active branch with a membership of twenty-one including two indoor members. Our meetings are held in the church hall on the third Monday of the month at 2pm.

Membership of the Mothers’ Union is open to those who support its aims and objects.  Male or female married or single are welcome to join us. 

The meetings begin with a short service including hymns, prayers and reflections followed by various speakers and demonstrators. We meet for summer outings and festive meals. We join other Deanery branches at various times throughout the year for special services and events.

Mothers’ Union members assist in baptism preparation and Worker  children's activities and other youth events.  We also assist in Pastoral Care, Home Communions, Toddler Group and M.U. weekly Village Coffee Morning. and supply refreshments and kitchen help at our Summer and Christmas Fairs.  We hold fundraising events for Mothers' Union Projects at home and abroad.

The M.U.   "United in Prayer" - for us an ongoing theme that is the declaration of our fellowship and our reliance on God.  As we continue to plan for the future and continue to grow in M.U. worldwide and at home, prayer is at the heart of all we do.

Our Mothers’ Union aim here in Burnmoor is to support the family within our community with prayer, love and practical support whilst nurturing our bonds with our overseas branches.

PROGRAMME FOR 2018        

Jan.   15   A Taste of Honey - Mr. Ken Clarke -2pm

Feb      5   Deanery Wave of Prayer at Hetton Community Centre - 2pm

Feb.   19    Branch A.G.M. 2pm

Mar.   19    St. Peter's Church, guided tour and Afternoon Tea.  (leave Church                                                                                                       Hall  at 1pm) 

April   10   Deanery Lady Day Service - Newbottle -2pm

April   16   A Chaplain's life at the Metrocentre - 2pm

May    21   Chester-le-Street Foodbank - Speaker Stuart  - 2pm

June     4   DIOCESAN FESTIVAL - CATHEDRAL - 2pm

June   18   Summer Outing to Keswick

July      2   Deanery Quiet Afternoon at Burnmoor - 2pm

Aug.          No Meeting

Sept.    3   Deanery Festival -Easington Lane - 2pm

Sept.   17  Update on Ghana - Judith - 2pm

Sept    25  Deanery Overseas Night - Kepier Hal 7pm

Oct      15  Harvest Lunch - Readings and Music - 1pm

Nov.    19  Christmas Film - Popcorn and Ice Cream - 2pm

Dec.    17  Advent Service 2pm


All welcome to come along and join us at any of our meetings 

and learn more about the work of Mothers' Union.