Mothers' Union, Bury Branch

Mothers' Union was founded by Mary Sumner in 1876 and the branch here at Bury Parish Church began in 1899.
The Branch has approximately fifty members and meets at 7.45pm on the first Tuesday of the month in the Kay Room of the Church Hall (behind the Church), preceded by a service of Holy Communion in Church at 7.15pm.

Membership of the World-Wide Mothers' Union is open to all who have been baptised and who declare support of the Aims and Objectives. We welcome new members and have an open invitation to all, both men and women, to attend our regular meetings.

We would also be interested to hear from any past members of the Bury Parish Church Branch - please get in touch.

Branch Leader - Susan Sugden

Secretary - Edith Hayhurst

Treasurer - June Wight

If you require further information, please e-mail

Bury Branch - 2017 Subscriptions £22

To find out more about The Purpose, Aim and Objectives and the Mission Statement of the Mothers' Union click here to be directed to the website.



At our October meeting we held a Bring and Buy for the Mothers’ Union AFIA project and a total of £43 was raised. At the Deanery event at Christ Church, Walmersley, also in October, more than £200 was made for MU projects. Julie Lancaster (Deanery Leader) was delighted so many members supported this event.  Many thanks for your support.

If anyone wants a Mothers’ Union diary and didn’t manage to be at the October meeting when we had the MU shop with us do ring me as I can get more at the Autumn Council in November. If anyone would like to come to the Autumn Council with me do let me know.

At our November meeting we have Maureen Hawksworth who will talk about a centre in Nepal which supports women and their children. Maureen also makes crafts to support the centre.

On Wednesday 14th November we are holding a children’s ‘New to You Sale’ at St Paul’s School 3.00pm - 5.00pm. If anyone is able to help on the day it would be much appreciated. We will need to be at the school from 2.15pm to set up.

The MU is continuing to support the children at St Paul’s School with reading. We have five ladies involved with this worthwhile project.

Will the committee please note a meeting is arranged for Wednesday 1st November at 2.30pm in The House on The Rock.

The Christmas celebration is at the Masonic Hall, Bury on Tuesday 5th December, 12.30pm for 1.00pm. The cost is £19.50 and payments are due by 19th November. Cheques if possible made out to Bury Parish Church MU. We are again having a Secret Santa with gifts priced approx £3. The lunch is open to non members so if anyone would like to join us you are very welcome to do so. Please ring me on 01204 884671 to book a place.

The Bury Deanery Advent Service is on Sunday 3rd December at the Canon Lewis Hall, Holcombe Brook at 2.30pm.

The Diocese Advent Service is on Thursday 7th December at St Ann's, Manchester at 1.30pm.

In love and friendship

Susan Sugden
Branch Leader

Tel: 01204 884671


Dates for your diary

  • 5th Sept - Peter Watson - alternative remedies  

  • 3rd Oct - MU Shop / Bring and Buy in aid of AFIA.

  • 7th Nov - Maureen Hawksworth, Emmanuel Crafts. Her work to support a centre in Nepal.

The Mothers’ Union meeting are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Holy Communion Service is at 7.15pm in Church and the meeting starts around 7.45pm in the Kay Room, Church House. Visitors are very welcome.