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.



Thank you to everyone who attended the afternoon tea and a special thanks to the ladies who helped bring it all together on the day. In total including the guest speaker we catered for forty-six people. I have had many comments from people saying how much they enjoyed the social get together and found the speaker very entertaining. We raised £125 which will be donated to Mothers’ Union projects.

At the Deanery leaders’ meeting in August, Julie Lancaster suggested a Bury Deanery get together. This is planned for Monday 2nd October at 1.00pm at Christ Church, Walmersley. There will be a Jacob’s table and branch leaders will be responsible for donations from their branch. Tickets are £1 and the closing date for tickets is 22nd September. There will be a raffle and a bring and buy. Funds raised from this event will go to Mothers’ Union AFIA ‘Away from it All’ which provides holidays/short breaks for families.

The Diocesan festival will be held on Saturday 16th September at 1.30pm at Manchester Cathedral.

The Bury Deanery Advent service will be held on Sunday 3rd December at 2.30pm at Canon Lewis Hall, Holcombe Brook.

At our September meeting we have Peter Watson speaking about alternative medicines. Peter has been to our meetings before and is very entertaining in the delivery of his talk.

As mentioned in the August magazine we do need to plan our Christmas social and I would welcome ideas. One lady has mentioned she would prefer to meet at lunch time rather than an evening event. Please consider this and also venues to discuss at the meeting.

Also, it’s the time of year when I need to plan the programme for next year and again I did wonder if February and March meetings would be better placed for the afternoon rather than the evening, as the weather can be unpredictable at that time of year. My thoughts were to possibly meet between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. Please let me have your thoughts.

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.