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 November

The November meeting is to be a social evening with the Mothers’ Union shop in attendance for the purchase of diaries, calendars, cards etc. Also, payments for the Christmas Lunch will be being taken. If possible, can you make the payment by cheque payable to Bury Parish Church MU. If anyone from the congregation would like to join us for this Christmas celebration you are very welcome to do so. The Lunch will take place at The Red Hall on Tuesday 4th December, 12.30pm for 1.00pm. Please ring me on the number below to book a place.

Mary Sumner House is for the first time holding a Mothers’ Union Christmas Raffle and tickets are on sale now. Tickets cost £1 with a first prize of £2000 and other cash prizes to be won. The draw will take place on 17th December 2018.

St Paul’s School PTA has asked for our help in knitting mini Christmas Stockings into which they will add a small chocolate bar and sell to raise funds for the school. Any colour of stocking is ok. The sales will start at the beginning of December. If anyone can help with this task it will be much appreciated. A pattern is printed on page 7 of this magazine.

I visited the Food Bank last week with Judith Norris to meet the people involved in the centre and also find out a little more about the unit. In the conversation it came up that they are planning to distribute Christmas food parcels to the elderly people living near to the centre. East Ward School sent their Harvest Festival to the centre and this will be used for this cause. However, it would be nice to add a Christmas treat along the lines of an individual Christmas pudding, chocolate biscuits or mince pies etc. so I thought if anyone is willing to donate an item this would be appreciated. Items can be passed to me or put in the red bucket at the back of church.

The October newsletter is available and as usual there is a copy on the notice board in church and I will have copies at the November meeting but as its 6 pages long it isn’t possible to print in the magazine this month. The important news included in the newsletter is the announcement of the new Worldwide President, Mrs Sheran Harper.

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

29th Oct. Evening of Celebration at Stoller Hall, Manchester (opposite Victoria Station) at 7.30pm. Cost of tickets £8.

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

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

4th Dec.  Christmas celebration at the Red Hall at 12.30pm for 1.00pm.

6th Dec. - Manchester Diocesan Advent Service at St Ann’s Church, Manchester at 1.30pm.

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.