Mothers Union meeting 30th May 2017
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Valerie opened the meeting with prayer,and introduced our speaker Fr. Malcom, who came to talk to us about his trip to the Holy Land of October 2014.
He told us that the group was comprised of mostly people from Cornwall, the guide and coach driver was an archaeologist and a Christian. He found it to be a very moving experience possibly walking in places where Our Lord may have trod, although today’s Jerusalem showed every sign of being of a violent nature.
The next meeting of the Par Branch of the Mothers’ Union
Will be held on Tuesday 25th July
at 2pm in the Biscovey Church Room
The Par Branch Members will be hosting a visit by
The Cathedral and St Mary’s Branch of the MU
With a tour of St. Mary’s followed by tea
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