The Parish branch of the MU meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month in the church in Norton St Philip (St Philip & St James) on Vicarage Lane opposite the school.
For further information please contact Mrs Glenys Brown, Branch Leader, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01373-834226.
The Mothers’ Union is an international association which was started by Mary Sumner in 1876.
When her first grandchild was born she realised that a great deal of young mothers of the time did not understand hygiene, budgeting, childcare and also family planning. She encouraged a group of likeminded ladies, mothers and wives, to start the MU. Mary Sumner was the wife of a vicar so she had the support of the church and the church’s teachings.
We, in Hardington Vale, are a small group but we succeed in meeting each month (except August), when we either have a speaker, a Eucharist in Lent and Advent, a summer meal. We also join with Beckington and Berkley branch and support them with a cream tea each year to raise funds for the Deanery. We organise a Quiet Day and organise Cathedral Prayers in Wells Cathedral once a year.
Apart from our subscriptions we raise funds for numerous projects for national MU, i.e. parenting courses, appeals for many parts of Africa, where the MU has succeeded in teaching Literacy Numeracy, Hygiene, Family Planning, Childcare.
Nationally the MU is involved in many government causes, e.g. FMG, Bye Buy Childhood.
More information on Mothers’ Union Nationally here.