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Mothers' Union

Programme of meetings for 2023

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The Diary of speakers and events

March 1st  


March 27th - 2.00pm  


April 5th  


May 3rd  


May 6th  


May 9th  


May 15th   


June 7th  


July 5th  


August 2nd  


August 9th  


September 6th  


September 12th  


September 22nd  


October 4th  


November 7th  


November 11th  


December 6th  

Mark Holmes talking about Dementia


Lady Day Service


Revd Sam Ellmore


Visiting Angels




Quiet Day - Cathedral


Diocesan AGM - Warmsworth


Archer Project


Ex Lord Mayor


Afternoon Tea


Mary Sumner Day Service


Mary Williams Holy Cross Day


Winthrop Gardens


Annual Meeting York


Clare Parfrement Pause Project


Andrea Whittaker Safeguarding


Autumn Council


Carols and readings

The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation which was founded by Mary Sumner in 1887 and has now grown to 3.6 million members in 78 countries. The latest country to join was incredibly Iran which has now enrolled more than 40 members.


Our branch at St. Mary’s - Ecclesfield has been in existence for over 70 years and one of our current member’s mother-in-law was the original secretary. We therefore have a fine history of continuation and tradition.


Contrary to popular belief we do more than bake cakes and make tea! Although St. Mary’ s does have a reputation for excellent cakes.


Our aims are to demonstrate the Christian faith in action and to promote family life.


Our life together as members revolves around practical help and prayer.


We pray for all babies and children Baptised at St. Mary’s.


Help needy families by providing holidays in cooperation with other groups in the Diocese.


Provide toiletries for women in a Homeless Women’s Hostel.


Money is forwarded to the National organisation for a Relief Fund and Overseas Aid wherever it is needed.


Of the many practicalities we participate in knitting appears to be the most popular and we have many friends to help us knit clothing and blankets. Simple jumpers and blankets are knitted, made up and sent to Africa.



We meet each month on the first 'Wednesday afternoon at 1.30pm in The Gatty Hall on Priory Road. We are a friendly group and at each meeting we always have an interesting speaker. We are not a group of ‘old women’, we welcome male members, and we invite young mums to join us as we love to hear the cries of young children.


We would all love to meet you

Diocesan President:

Gill Fellowes

Branch Contact:

Maureen Lambert

Tele: (0114) 246 9690




Jennifer Armeson

Tele: (0114) 245 6065