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All Saints' Branch of the Mothers Union

Welcome to our webpage. The All Saints' branch of the Mothers' Union is closely involved with family activities within the Church and meets once a month to enjoy a variety of talks and visits, all relevant to living with our faith in the everyday life of our homes and families. Our meetings are usually held in the Church Meeting Room beginning at 8.00 p.m. and are open to everyone, both men and women, whether married or not - all are welcome. We are the only remaining branch in Hertford and Ware and welcome members who worship in other parishes or who move into the area.

The Mothers' Union is a worldwide charity providing Christian care for families. Click here for an introduction. Further details and literature are available from Ann.

People

Branch Leader:Mrs Rosemary Bolton01992 589535
Branch Secretary:Mrs Rosemary Bolton01992 589535
Branch Treasurer: Mrs Ann Stephens-Jones01992 447726

2017 Programme

Tues 10th January7pmAGM and Planning Meeting Our annual planning meeting and pot luck supper with refreshments and finger buffet food in the Church Meeting Room at 7pm. Please come with good ideas for 2017.
7th Feb - 14th Feb National Marriage Week UK
Monday 27th February 7pmGood Morning Vietnam! A slideshow of a Vietnam holiday by Andrew Bolton, interruptions by Rosemary. Memorial chapel.
27th February - 12th March Fairtrade Fortnight
Fri 3rd March 2pm Women's World Day of Prayer Hertford Baptist Church. Written by the women of The Philippines "Am I being unfair to you?"
Saturday 11th March9.45 to 2.30 Spring Sharing Day All Saints' Croxley Green WD3 3AJ
Monday March 20th8pmShepherding God Doug Loveridge will lead us in our Lent Reflection in the Church Meeting Room.
Sat 25th March 2pmLady Day and Posy Preparation in Church
Sun 26th March10am Mothering Sunday Service "Make a Mother's Day" - Mothers' Union ethical gift catalogues available from the back of the Church.
Tues 11th April8pmImages of enchantment Ann-Marie Parker will give an illustrated talk on the evolution of picture books from cave paintings to the digital age.
Friday 26th May12noonVisit to St George's Cathedral of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Stevenage Lifts available.
Saturday 17th June10.00-2.30Diocesan Annual Meeting with Bev Jullien MU CEO at St Andrew's, Bedford MK40 2NG
Thursday 22nd June2.30pmWave of Prayer. Our Deanery Wave of Prayer service is at All Saints Church at 2.30 pm.
Thurs 29th June7pmThe Fallen of All Saints (WW1) Jean Riddell will give us a talk commemorating those who gave their lives in WW1 from All Saints' near the 100th anniversary of the battle of St Julien. In Memorial Chapel.
Monday 10th July2pmVisit to the Gardens of the Rose Lifts available.
Monday 7th August12noonLunch at Pearce's Farm Shop Lifts available.
Tues 12th September 8pmThe Reformation Jo Loveridge will give us a talk about the Reformation in the Meeting Room.
Thurs 12th October 7pmThe making of Hertford Peter will give a slideshow and talk in the Memorial Chapel.
Saturday 11th November9.45-2.30Autumn Sharing Day Welwyn Civic Centre AL6 9ER
Tuesday 14th November7.30pmSongs of Praise Choose and research the history of your favourite carol or hymn, we will play and discuss it. Alternatively give us your choices by 6th November and we will research it for you.
Sun 3rd December10amFamily Service Our MU travelling cribs will be blessed & sent on their journeys from home to home until Christmas Eve. If you would like the crib to come to your home please let us know.
Mon 4th December7pmTable Decorations & Wreath Making in the Church Meeting Room As part of our preparation for Advent and Christmas we will be making our Christmas wreaths and table decorations in the Church Meeting Room from 7pm. Bring greenery, secateurs, garden twine, dishes and oasis as required.
Mon 8th January 20187pmAGM and Planning Meeting Our annual planning meeting and pot luck supper with refreshments and finger buffet food in the Church Meeting Room. Please come with good ideas for 2018.

The Mothers Union

The Mothers Union is a world-wide organisation within the Anglican Church. There are 3 million members in 70 countries around the world, 122,000 of them in the UK alone. Its purpose is to be especially concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian family life.

Through Action and Outreach, the M.U. reaches the wider community. Prison visiting, running parenting groups, providing 'Away from it all' holidays for needy families, and running family Contact Centres to enable estranged parents to visit their children following relationship breakdowns, are just some of the ways the M.U. is achieving its aims.

Members pray regularly for their overseas contemporaries. An overseas fund supports projects in needy parts of the world. The M.U. recently received three-quarters of a million pounds from Comic Relief, to help extend and develop its literacy and development programme in Burundi, Maiawi, and the Sudan. Women are being taught to read and write, allowing them to have increased confidence and control over every aspect of their lives, to the benefit of their families and the wider community.

Closer to home, we at All Saints have had many interesting and memorable speakers and visits over the last fifteen years. The Mothers Union banner stands resplendent next to the children's altar; on two occasions we have been able to give it an outing as it joined a sea of banners parading through St. Albans Abbey, at M.U. Diocesan Festivals.

The numerous speakers, both 'home grown' and from further afield have provided us with a diversity of talks over the years, from seasonal meditations, to far flung corners of the globe, our meetings have catered for all ages tastes and needs. Our annual programme is on the blue notice board at the back of church (or on our web page). Copies are available to take home. Please join us regularly or on an occasional basis if a specific topic is of interest to you. Either way, you will be very welcome!

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