- St Barnabas
- DH4 6EU
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 2017
April 10th Holy Week - attend service in church - probably p,m.
April 12th I.M.P.C.Service in Cathedral at 3pm
May 15th Enrolment of new member and Talk on (NEPACS) 2pm
June 1st Diocesan Festival in Cathedral 2pm
June 11th Commissioning of new president & Vice Presidents 3.30pm in
the Cathedral by Bishop of Durham.
June 12th Summer outing to Whitby & Guisborough
July 3rd Deanery Quiet Afternoon 2pm at Hetton Community Centre
July 17th Talk -2pm by Mrs. Nevitt -African Orphanages Charity.
Aug NO MEETING
Sept 4th Deanery Festival Service 2pm St. Miahael's Houghton
Sept 18th Talk -2pm Andrea Baxter,Head Ranger at Elba Park
Sept 26th Overseas Night 7pm at Kepier Hall , Houghton-le-Spring
Sept 29/30th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN EDINBURGH
Oct 16th Harvest Lunch 1pm - Further details later
Nov 20th 2pm Speaker - Judith Leese - Ghana update.
Dec 18th Advent Service - to be arranged
All welcome to come along and join us at any of our meetings
and learn more about the work of Mothers' Union.