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.


Branch Leader's Letter for September

Dear All,

Firstly, I would like to thank all 64 people who came and supported our Afternoon Tea event and a special thanks to the Committee for the good team work in the preparation behind the scenes. From the comments received everyone enjoyed the afternoon tea and the speaker Pat Ascroft was brilliant, funny and entertaining having everyone laughing out loud.

Proceeds of £270 from this event will allow us to make a donation to the Choir Camp Fund with other monies going to Mothers’ Union projects. Also, I asked everyone to bring one item for the food bank and you did, so thank you on behalf of the Chesham Food Bank as they were very grateful and appreciated the large stock delivered to them the following day courtesy of Judith Norris. The demand on the Food Bank is huge at all times but during the School holidays the demand is greater. We can continue to support them by bringing an item to our MU meeting or putting an item in the red tub at the back of Church.

The beginning of September is a busy time as we have our meeting with the Rector speaking on a subject of his choice followed by the Deanery Festival on the 8th September. As it’s our 120th anniversary this year we thought it would be nice to share this celebration with the Deanery. The service will take place on the Sunday 8th September at 2.30pm at Bury Parish Church followed by refreshments and a celebration cake in the Blackburne Hall. I hope as many members as possible will be there.

The Bury Deanery AGM is planned for the Monday 23rd September at All Saints Church Hall, Elton, @ 7.00pm. There will be a Bring and Buy.

The Diocesan Festival is to be held on Saturday 28th September at St Ann’s Church, St Ann’s Square, Manchester @ 2.30pm At the committee meeting in July it was agreed after much discussion that the MU Christmas Lunch would be at the Red Hall on Tuesday 3rd December. More details to follow in due course. The latest newsletter is on the notice board in Church and I will have more copies at the next meeting.

With Love and Prayers to you all

Susan Sugden

Branch Leader

01204 884671


Dates for Your Diary

9th Aug – Bolton Archdeaconry Festival to be held at St Anne’s Tottington @ 7.30pm

8th Sept - Bury Deanery Festival to be held at BPC @ 2.30pm

28th Sept – Diocesan Festival to be held at St Ann’s Manchester @ 2.30pm

Would you like to join the MU?

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.