Mothers' Union

The Advent Carol Service

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The Mothers Union meeting for December is always held early as, especially this year, it would have been on Boxing Day, when we would all rather stay at home.


We held our Advent Carol Service in the Biscovey Church Room, a very joyous occasion as always. Led by Val Perry we sang Advent carols and various members read the words of scripture beginning with the Old Testament and leading up to the Birth of Our Lord. Thanks go to Joy for accompanying us on the keyboard.


Our faith tea followed with plenty of food to tempt us. It is always great how we manage to provide a variety with actuallyconsulting each other, a true act of faith.


Wishing you all a Happy New year.


Jenny Edwards.


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The next meeting of the Mothers’ Union will be


Tuesday 30th January

at 2pm in the Biscovey Church Room

The Reverend Linda Isiorho

will speak about

The Children’s Society”


You are warmly invited to any of our meetings



History of the Mothers' Union

The Mothers’ Union is the largest voluntary Christian organisation in the world with a distinctive tradition of personal links and relationships, being especially concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian family life.

Mary Sumner founded the Mothers' Union in 1874.  She was remarkable woman who identified and met a need for inviting people from different backgrounds into the home to talk about children, families and the Christian faith. With her encouragement and inspiration the Mothers' Union was formed.  This has become a national and then an international organisation, which has spread to 83 countries with 4 million members worldwide.

Meetings of the Parish of Par Branch

The Par Branch meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the Biscovey Church Room (next to St Mary's Church) at 2.00pm.  The Branch Leader is Reverend Valerie Perry and the Branch Secretary is Mrs June Swonnell - 01726 816721 - who can provide further information.


Background of the Parish of Par Branch


The branch is within the Deanery of St Austell and the Diocese of Truro.


A branch of the Mothers' Union was formed in Par in 1914 at the Church of the Good Shepherd with 22 members.  Several years later another branch was founded at St Mary's Church, Biscovey.


Due to a decline in members the two branches were amalgamated in 1970.  The monthly meetings continue to be held in Biscovey Church Room.  We fit our meetings and activities to local and diocesan priorities and needs.


Membership of the Mothers' Union is open to all baptised women and men of any age, married, single or divorced, providing they support the aims and objectives of the Mothers' Union.


Further Information 


If you would like more information about the Mothers' Union, please contact:


The Mothers' Union Diocesan Secretary

Mothers' Union Office

Diocesan House