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 April


In March in lieu of our regular meeting we enjoyed a visit to Bury Art Gallery to see the Victoria Wood exhibition and it is well worth a visit if you haven’t already been. There were many smiles as we remembered the various amusing programmes she brought to our TV screens. We later enjoyed refreshments in the café and I had my last chocolate treat before starting my Lenten fast.

On the 27th February 2019 Mothers’ Union New Worldwide President Sheran Harper was commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Southwark Cathedral. A copy of the press release is on the notice board in Church.

On the 10th March 2019 Manchester Diocese New President Christine Sharp was commissioned by the Bishop of Manchester at Manchester Cathedral. Christine has agreed to speak at our July meeting so you will have the chance to meet her.

Mothering Sunday 31st March and Lady Day 25th March will be celebrated together on Mothering Sunday when the MU Banner will be paraded and 4 members will take the offertory. As usual MU will be providing cakes to be served following the 10.00am service. Donations of cakes will be appreciated and can be brought to the Church Hall from 9.20am onwards on the morning.

On the 2nd April we are back to our evening meetings beginning with Holy Communion @ 7.15pm and the meeting starting around 7.45pm. The speaker will be Joanne Nicholson from the Children’s Society speaking about the work they do. I’m sure she will be very interesting. Visitors are very welcome to join us. If members could bring their donations of Easter eggs to the April meeting it will be much appreciated. These are to be given out to the children on Easter Sunday morning at Bury Parish Church and St Paul’s, as well as sending one for each pupil at St Paul’s School.

Thank you so much to everyone who is busy knitting the Easter chicks to support St Paul’s School fundraising event being held w/c 25th March. I know the school is very grateful for your support.


With Best Wishes

In love and friendship

Susan Sugden

Branch Leader

01204 884671


Dates for Your Diary

20th May - Bury Deanery Annual General Meeting (venue to be confirmed).

Susan Sugden
Branch Leader

Tel: 01204 884671


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.