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

I hope you have all enjoyed the lovely Summer weather.

It will be nice to catch up with everyone at the September meeting and we have the Superintendent Registrar, Mr. Hadyn Keenan, coming to speak about his role. I know it will be very interesting and as usual visitors are very welcome to join us.

On the 9th August which is Mary Sumner Day, June Thompson and I attended the Thursday Prayer Service at Church House. It was a very nice service and was led by Bolton Archdeaconry President Christine Faulkner. On the same day but in the evening Carol Hill and I attended the Bolton Archdeaconry Festival at St George with St James, Farnworth. This was Christine Faulkner’s final service as Archdeaconry President and was a really lovely service led by Rector Mark. Christine had said she intended to go out with a bang and succeeded as everyone was given a party popper to pop simultaneously. Christine will be taking up a new post within MU in January 2019.

The Bury Deanery Festival is to be held at St Peter’s Bury on Monday 24th September at 7.00pm. Please come along if you can. Only the Bury Deanery Banner is to be paraded.

There is to be an Evening of Celebration on the 29th October at the Stoller Hall which is opposite Victoria Station adjacent to Chetham’s School of Music. The evening is to celebrate the end of the Triennium and the cost of a ticket is £8. Tickets and more information will be available soon.

The Bury Deanery Advent Service is to be held on Sunday 2nd December at St Stephen’s Church at 2.00pm.

2019 Diaries, Planners and Calendars are now available to order. The Diaries are a lovely tan colour this year and look very smart. Please let me know if you want to order anything. We do have the shop visiting in November but I do like to let Frances (MU shop manager) have a rough idea of numbers.

From the end of August workshops are being held weekly to string together long lengths of poppies to commemorate the Armistice Celebrations. If anyone can help with this task please come along to the Bishop Ashton Room either Tuesday evening at 7.00pm or Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm. Many ladies took part in this work during 2014 and it was good fun but very productive.

In love and friendship

Susan Sugden

Branch Leader

01204 884671


Dates for Your Diary

Susan Sugden
Branch Leader

Tel: 01204 884671


Dates for your diary

  • 24th Sept. Bury Deanery Festival at St Peter’s Church at 7.00pm.

  • 29th Oct. Evening of Celebration at Stoller Hall, Manchester (opposite Victoria Station) at 7.30pm.

  • 9th Nov. Service at York Minster at 11.00am.

  • 2nd Dec. Bury Deanery Advent Service at St Stephen’s Church at 2.00pm.

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.