October has been a busy month for the Mothers’ Union.
Denise Ashton was our speaker at the end of September and she took us on a trip from
the Amazon to Argentina.
The Service of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral to Celebrate 90 years of the Mothers’
Union in the Blackburn Diocese was uplifting. The Cathedral was full and it made
us realise that the Mothers’ Union is flourishing in this Diocese and worldwide.
We heard about the initiative in the past, the present and the future. At this service
we presented our cheque for £250.00 from the talents appeal raised solely by the
generosity of Julie Tennant. The money was for the replacement of the ‘Away from
it All’ Caravan at Morecambe. £33,000.00 was donated from the branches in the Blackburn
As I write this we are due to attend a Mothers’ union Sharing Day and tomorrow is
our Wave of Prayer Service in Church.
The Mothers’ Union has partnered with Damaris Media and Universal Pictures to send
each branch a free resource for the Victoria & Abdul film. Queen Victoria was the
first Royal Patron of the Mothers’ Union.
The Cradle Roll party is in school on 18th November between 3.15pm and 5.00pm. This
is for pre-school children and those who started school for the first time in September.
Brothers and sisters are always welcome to come along.
To save confusion our October meeting is on Tuesday 31st starting at 7.30pm. The
November meeting is on Tuesday 28th November beginning with communion at 7.00pm followed
by the speaker Linda Sawley with ‘More Christmas Tales’ at 7.45pm.