The next meeting of the Par Branch of the MU
Will be held on Tuesday 24th October
At 2pm in the Biscovey Church Room.
The meeting will include the Branch AGM
and be followed by a Bring and Buy Sale.
History of the Mothers' Union
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.
If you would like more information about the Mothers' Union, please contact:
The Mothers' Union Diocesan Secretary
Mothers' Union Office