At All Saints’ we have a strong and vibrant MU Branch with 51 members which is run by a committee. Our meetings and activities are open to all, members and non-members. You will receive a warm welcome.
We hold regular afternoon and evening meetings in the Church Institute. These meetings are interesting and varied and we often welcome guest speakers. We also organise an annual outing. Our November meeting was attended by the MU Worldwide President, Lynne Tembey, who talked about the Mothers’ Union activities in many countries and visited Teddies’ 10 Minutes. See Gallery for some pictures.
We have much to give us a good basis for our spiritual learning, Bible Study courses, Lent and Advent Services and the preparation of the Garden of Gethsemane on Maundy Thursday. Corporate Communion is attended monthly.
As part of Parish events, the MU takes part in Village Day and helps at the May Fair. We assemble toiletry bags for those being admitted in an emergency to Epsom Hospital, donate items for the Women’s refuges and have collected clothes and make knitted items for the child refugees in Lesbos. We regularly hold fund raising events to support MU projects.
In the Diocese, we attend the Lady Day Service and Pilgrimage of Prayer at the Cathedral, and the Diocesan Members’ Meeting, now held at St George’s Christian Centre, Ashtead.. Within the Deanery of Epsom we visit other branches for meetings, including the Deanery Quiet Day and share in the Deanery Summer Lunch.
The MU hosts the Marriage Preparation Course for couples marrying at All Saints’. It also helps with Teddies Ten Minutes, Big Teds, Holiday Fun Week, providing funeral teas, flowers in Church and Banstead Bereavement Befrienders.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017
Takes place on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 10am in church
|14th February (Ash Wednesday)||2.15pm||AGM in the Orchard Room|
|28th February||10.00am||Corporate Communion|
|2nd March||10.30am at the URC||Women's World Day of Prayer|
|6th-8th March||Spring Retreat at Ladywell|
|13th March||2.15pm||Lent Service, followed by tea|
|28th March||10.00am||Corporate Communion|
|29th March||9.30am||Preparation of Garden of Gethsemane in the Lady Chapel|
|11th April||2.15pm||Meeting in the Institute|
|14th April||11.00am||Lady Day Diocesan Festival Service at Guildford Cathedral|
|25th April||10.00am||Corporate Communion in church|
|31st May||9.30am||Summer Outing to Chichester Cathedral Flower Festival|
If you would like more information about the Mothers’ Union at All Saints’ Church please contact the Church Office on 01737 379289