EATON HALL OPEN GARDEN DAY FOR MOTHER'S UNION
SUNDAY 30th JULY 10.30am 5pm
Come and see the delightful gardens of Eaton Hall (Duke of Westminster's Estate)
Adults £8, Children £2, Family £18 (cash only)
On Sunday the proceeds will be going to Mother's Union in Chester Diocese who care for families and their needs in our local area and worldwide. Volunteers on the day will be members from Chester Diocese so you are sure of a big smiling welcome!to find out more about what you can see go to: www.eatonestate.co.uk and click the tab at the top for Just Giving and then Eaton Hall Open Days.
Please come and support us and enjoy a lovely day in beautiful surroundings.
We are still in need of volunteers for any of the following times:
8.30-1130, 11.30-2.30, 2.30-5.30. If you would like to help give me a ring on 3366312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday 9th August twenty members, including the Vicar and our new Curate Josh, attended the Annual Deanery Afternoon Tea at Backford.
The speaker was Rev’d Chris Humphreys, Mothers’ Union Chaplain, who spoke about the Mothers’ Union pilgrimage to South Wales. It sounded very amusing, but also very spiritually uplifting. As he went on he started to sing hymns, accompanying himself on his guitar. He really is entertaining.
Chris told us how he was born in Essex, moving to Yorkshire to train, before starting his parish life in Filey. He told us how he came to write his first hymn. He was very involved with the local lifeboat and that influenced the words of the hymn. He is retiring this Autumn, and what a great loss to Mothers’ Union that will be.
We had a lovely afternoon tea and had lots of chats with members of the other branches in our Deanery.
Four of our members won raffle prizes so came home with more than they went with!
Our thanks to all at Backford for hosting such a lovely afternoon.
We will be hosting the Deanery Eucharist Service on Thursday 7th September at 2.00pm in St Mary & St Helen. This will be followed by tea and cakes.
Please come and join us.
Our next branch meeting is on Wednesday 13th September at 2.00pm in St Michael’s. this will be a members’ meeting when we will be reading our favourite poems and extracts from books that have a special meaning to us.
Tea and cakes will also be served.
Anyone who would like to come along and join us will be most welcome.
Loving Lord, We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mother's Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthing and support of marrage and family life. Empowered by your spirit, may we be united in prayer and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world . In Jesus name. Amen
Mothers Union (Neston Branch)
Mothers union in Neston is part of a worldwide organisation with approximately four million members in eighty one countries.
We have over fifty members in our branch and meet on the second Wednesday of the month in St Michael’s church on Marshlands Road at 2pm. (any alterations to date, time or venue will be published in the weekly ‘Prayer in Action’ or via website. New members are always welcome.
Mothers union was established in 1876 by a vicar’s wife Mary Sumner. When her first child was born she was overwhelmed by what she saw as the awesome responsibility of parents, not only in caring for their children’s physical well being but also their spiritual nurture and growth.
Later she formed a small group of local women, offering mutual support and help in rearing their families. From such a small beginnings she could never have imagined the extent in which Mothers Union has grown today.
The aim of the Mothers Union is the advancement of Christian faith in the sphere of marriage and family life. Mothers Union offers friendship. Care and unconditional love to thousands of women and men throughout the world, offering a life-line to many families. It is a praying, teaching and caring society open to both men and women who have been baptised in the name of the Trinity and support its aims.
Locally, as part of the Parish of Neston, we raise money to support ongoing projects worldwide, support, which is underpinned with prayer.
The Literary Programme is one such project, changing the lives of hundreds of people as they learn to read and write and are then able to work to support their own families. Many start up their own small businesses: an impossible task if you can’t read or write.
Nearer home, another project provides needy families with a holiday. For those of us who take holidays for granted it’s easy to forget that others, even in our own country, the shortest break is impossible on a tight budget.
For further information contact: Branch Leader Pat Clark 336 3759