Mothers Union - All Saints Bakewell Branch
In Mary Sumner's Footsteps
All Saints Church, Bakewell has a strong and forward looking branch of the Mothers’ Union. The organisation was founded in 1876 by Mary Sumner, herself a mother of three. She was all too aware of the burdens and responsibilities of parenting. As the organisation grew a Central Council was formed and objectives agreed with a central vision that marriage, parenting and prayer were key to the future of families. You can find the history of The Mothers’ Union and details of its work both in this country and overseas on its website www.mothersunion.org It now has grown to over 4 million members in 84 countries. Our members work around the world bringing hope and practical support to millions of people every year.
The Mothers’ Union is an up to date organisation with a concern for marriage and family life in the broadest of terms. The name Mothers’ Union is historic, so don’t be put off coming to a meeting simply because of the name. You do not have to be married to be a member of Mothers’ Union, nor a mother, nor is it exclusive to women. You will find the All Saints, Bakewell programme for 2018 attached to this page and we would like to extend an invitation to everyone to come to any meeting that is of interest. This year the theme is 'In Mary Sumner's Footsteps'. We have a variety of wonderful speakers to challenge our views on a many aspects of modern life, creative sessions, meetings where we can relax and enjoy each others’ company, Services where we can join with others in praise and worship.
Our branch runs Tots and Teds - every third Tuesday in the month in The Newark at All Saints Church, for carers and pre-school children. Our members are active too in many areas of church and community life.
We meet at a variety of venues - All Saints Church or nearby homes on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.30pm, unless otherwise stated. Our meetings are open to everyone and we would love to welcome you. Please make contact with any of our organising committee members whose details are on the programme or simply come to one of our meetings.