St Chad's Church
|St Chad's Church|
Branch meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday afternoon of each month. Parishioners and friends are welcome to attend any of our meetings.
As part of ongoing collecting projects we are now collecting for local food banks. Tins or packets are suitable. Please bring to the meetings where a box will be available for this donation. We are also still collecting toiletries for Women Aid.
St Chad's Mothers Union News
In May we held a very successful and different Deanery Quiet Day led by Tom. We started with communion and then moved on to bread making in the Parish Centre. After lunch we had ‘ Worship Without Words for Ascension Day' following written material to read and then quiet time to reflect on it, listening for the church clock to strike signaling a move on to the next section. All who took part enjoyed the different day and there were lots of favourable comments. We are the only deanery that holds an annual quiet day. There were 32 people at communion: I think this is a record for Thursday morning celebration.
Our next meeting is on :
August no meeting
Further information from the Branch Leader Elizabeth Johnson 01132787990 firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome. We will also be collecting toiletries for Women's Aid and donations for ‘Make a Mother's Day'
| What or who is the Mothers' Union?
The Mothers' Union is a Christian organisation with more than 3.6 million members in 81 countries worldwide. The backbone of the MU is its worldwide network of volunteers. Whatever their back ground they are committed to supporting marriage and family life. They give their time generously to help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns or fundraising. Here at St Chad's our group supports the Toddler Group and coffee on a Thursday morning after the 10.30 service.
The Mothers' Union also employs over 300 paid workers around the world. These are women drawn from the local area, so they speak the local languages, understand the culture and customs. They will also have firsthand experience of the problems their neighbours face. MU workers provide vital leadership for efforts in the community.
Locally the MU support the visitors centre at Leeds Prison, we also knit balaclavas for Mission to Seafarers and bonnets and jackets for the premature babies units at LGI and St James'. Every week a branch of MU from Ripon and Leeds say midday prayers at Ripon Cathedral on a Thursday. We also provide an east coast holiday home for deserving or needy families. One campaign the MU has been involved in is ‘Bye-buy childhood'. This aims to empower families to challenge the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood through positive action.