Covering Dereham, Scarning, Swanton Morley, Hoe, Beetley with East Bilney, Shipdham and Bradenham

Church Office: 01362 693143

Mothers' Union

In 83 countries, our members share one heartfelt vision - to bring about a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience.  For all 4 million members what Mothers' Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community - through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs.  We lobby local and national governments on issues affecting family life and campaign to challenge legislation that neglects the vulnerable and marginalised.  We are also represented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  

For more information about the Mothers' Union

In the Dereham & District Team we have a branch of around 40 members drawn from the different churches of the benefice.  We meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month and have a varied programme which includes worship, discussion and education about MU projects.  We fundraise for MU charities and aim to offer our support to all activities in our parishes concerned with nurturing Christian family life.  We welcome guests to our meetings, for more information please contact Sheila Hanmer on 01362 655092

 Dereham & District Mothers' Union Programme for 2024

14th February, 2.30pm - Making tapestry crosses.

13th March, 2.30pm Church House - Marie Lyse Numahoza, MU trustee talking about her life and work within Dereham.

10th April 2.00pm Eckling Grange - Spring miscellany of prayers, songs and poetry.

8th May 2.30pm Church House - Desert Island Discs - Laura Purnell, who will play eight pieces of music and talk about her life.

12th June 10am until 3pm (venue to be decided) - Quiet Day led by Rachael DInes.

27th June, 10.30-12 at Hoe Village Hall - Summer Coffee Mornng.

10th July 2.30pm Church House - Martin Purnell will talk about his work as a Chaplain at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn.

9th August Fakenham Church - Area Mary Sumner Service followed by a picnic. Time to be announced.

11th September 2.30pm Church House - Gaye Hailstone will talk about the work of the Anna Chaplaincy.

9th October 2.30pm Church House - Bible Quiz designed by Sue Smith.

7th November 12 midday  Norwich Cathedral - Midday prayers.

13th November 2.30pm Church House - Book afternoon.

11th December 2.30pm ( venue to be decided) - Advent meditation followed by seasonal refreshments.




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