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 August

Dear All,

At the July meeting to celebrate our 120th anniversary we had a celebration cake. Don’t fret if you missed out on a slice as there will be another cake at the Deanery Festival in September.

Christine Sharp also joined us at the July meeting and gave a presentation on the work MU do within the Prison Service supporting families. New family friendly areas have been created for the children to play during visiting times.

On August 6th we are hosting an Afternoon Tea at 1.00pm The tickets cost £5 plus on the day we are asking everyone to bring a donation for the Food Bank. There is always a heavy demand on Food Banks but in the School holidays it must be greater than usual. Tickets are available on Sunday mornings in Church or ring the number below. Profits from the event will go to causes in line with Mothers’ Union aims and objectives.

The Bury Deanery Festival will take place on Sunday 8th September @ 2.30pm at Bury Parish Church. By hosting the Festival it gives us the opportunity to celebrate our special anniversary with all the Mothers Union members in the Bury area. We are planning to have light refreshments and a celebration cake following the service.

Can I thank all the Ladies who support the children at St Paul’s school with reading and say how much this is appreciated by the School. I hope you all enjoy the long summer break and look forward to seeing you all back there in September.

The annual joint fundraising event with the Union of Catholic Mothers and MU was held at Holy Cross College in July and was well supported. 7 Ladies from our branch went along and enjoyed a lovely social evening. Proceeds will be divided between the 2 organisations.

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.