The Shottery Branch of the Mother’s Union is affiliated to the World Wide Society through membership of the Coventry Diocese. Full details can be seen on their website www.themothersunion.org for those interested.
To summarise, the aim of M.U. is the advancement of the Christian Religion in the sphere of marriage and family life, and the purpose is
To be specially concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and family life.
World wide this can mean anything from running groups on Parenting Skills in urban areas to Literacy Projects in the developing world but in all our work the focus is Prayer.
Here in Shottery our activities are rather more modest.
We meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of very month at 2pm except January and August, in our Parish Centre.
NEXT MEETING - Tuesday 11th June.
Our speaker is Esther Roberts, who is coming to talk to us about Street Pastors. All are welcome.
Most meetings start with a short form of worship, led by the branch leader, notices of coming events and a talk on some M.U. related topic such as working with children in church, or family life in a different culture. Many of these talks lead to some lively discussion. This is followed by the obligatory cuppa and a chance to chat.
We are called on from time to time to make the refreshments for special services, such as the annual ‘Time to Remember’ and also our members are the backbone of the St Andrew’s children’s work, helping with Praise and Play each Wednesday and Young travellers on Sunday mornings.
New members are always welcome and there is no requirement to attend meetings, although this is where the fellowship is. Some members join just to be kept informed and receive the magazines or to join in a prayer chain.
We are looking at the possibility if an evening group for working mums and we would like to hear from anyone interested in joining such a group.
Deanery Festival held at St. Andrew's on 30th September 2010: Photos of this event
Please contact Corinne Richardson, Branch Leader, through the Parish Office.