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.



I think Summer has arrived and is very much welcomed after a rather long Winter.

We have now returned to evening meetings and in April at the Holy Communion Service we celebrated Lady Day too. The guest speaker at the meeting was Reverend Gary Kennedy who is a Hospital Chaplain but he was speaking about his experience regarding his visit to the Leprosy Hospital in Bengal. It was all very interesting and enlightening.

At the May meeting we have our own Rector, Julian speaking on a subject of his choice which I’m sure will be interesting.

The Deanery AGM will be held at Christ Church Walmersley on Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm. Christ Church M U always hold a social evening in May called a Strawberry Sparkle which also happens to be on the same evening and is based on a bring and share. All Branches are invited to stay on following the business meeting if they wish to do so. I shall take some refreshments as a contribution from our branch.

In June the MU have been asked to provide the Parish Lunch and offers of help would be much appreciated.

July will be a busy month as I have reserved 20 places for a visit on Wednesday 4th July 2.00pm - 4.00pm to the Stones and Roses garden in Chorley. Many of you will remember Raymond Smith coming to give us an illustrated and amusing talk in 2015. The cost is £8 including refreshments and Raymond who is an accomplished organist does a short organ recital at the end of the visit. I have been before and can really recommend this trip (just hope the sun shines). I will organise coach transport which will be an extra charge. Please ring me to reserve a place.

We are planning an Afternoon Tea to be held on Tuesday 24th July 1.00pm - 4.00pm and the guest speaker will be Reverend Tony Roach who many of you will remember. Tony is at present based in Catterick as Army Chaplain and it will be nice to see him and hear all about his varied career. Tickets will cost £5 and will be on sale from June.

In love and friendship

Susan Sugden
Branch Leader

Tel: 01204 884671


Dates for your diary

  • 16th May - Deanery AGM at Christ Church, Walmersley at 7.30pm.

  • July - date to be confirmed. Mothers’ Union and Union of Catholic Mothers are holding a joint social evening at Holy Cross College.

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.