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 hope you all enjoyed the Christmas and  the New Year festivities and are ready to embrace 2018 and all it brings.

As usual our first meeting of the year is the AGM on the 6th February. Please note that it is to be held in the afternoon starting at 1.00pm. The 2018 subscriptions are now due and the cost is £22.50. Cheques to be made payable to Bury Parish Church MU. Also Mary Sumner House are updating their records and have asked all members to complete a new form which I will have at the AGM.

The March meeting will also be in the afternoon again starting at 1.00pm and the speaker will be Ian Warburton from Street Pastors.

Forty members and guests attended our Christmas celebration at the Masonic Hall, Bury in December. We enjoyed a nice meal and Santa dropped in to distribute the secret Santa gifts. It was a new initiative to move to lunchtime and the feedback seems to be that most ladies preferred the lunchtime.

Women’s World Day of Prayer Service is to be held on Friday 2nd March at 2.00pm at Bolton Road Methodist Church. The Service this year has been prepared by the Christian Women of Suriname.

Mothering Sunday will fall on the 11th March and as usual Mothers’ Union will provide cakes to be served following the 10.00am service. Please can donations be brought to either the March (6th) meeting or the Church Hall on the Sunday morning from 9.20am.

Easter Sunday is on the 1st April and again I‘m asking for donations of small Easter eggs to be given to the children following the 10.00am service. For the past few years through your generosity we have had enough eggs for the children at BPC and have also able to give each child at St Paul’s School an egg too. Hopefully we can do the same this year. Please bring donations to the March meeting or leave them at church with my name on and they will get to me. Thank you.

Lady Day this year falls on Palm Sunday so Mothers’ Union are suggesting an alternative date of the 9th April but as we are meeting on the Tuesday 10th April we will celebrate Lady Day on this day.

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.