Mothers’ Union at St James

More than tea and coffee

Mothers Union – just a bunch of ladies who make a lot of tea and coffee – right?

WRONG! We do a lot of other things, besides making tea an coffee. We’ll do anything (within reason!) that we think furthers the Mothers’ Union Values of supporting Christian families. If you’d like to join in, read on to find out more, come and find us at the Mothers’ Union table in the Gathering Hall in the Barn or contact one of the committee.

Meet the Committee

The Committee is Ruth Boniface – Branch Leader, Anne Jones – Deputy Branch Leader and Emma Nichol – Secretary.  We currently have a vacancy for Treasurer, so if you’re a wizz with figures, come and see us.

Faith in Action

This year’s Mothers’ Union theme is ‘Faith in Action’. At St James, we believe we have 3 major roles:

  1. Supporting the Church community – We help the to make the Church the welcoming place it is. This is largely through Hospitality, but we are open to other requests. Things we are involved in include the 5th Sunday Parish Breakfasts, posy making for Mothering Sunday and lots of prayer.
  2. Community Outreach – As we aim to ‘Make Jesus Known’, we run regular events such as the Pirate Day and the Circus Day which attract children and their parents from outside the Church community. We also provide Hospitality on request for funerals at the Church.
  3. Nurturing the ladies within the MU – The MU provides a fantastic mutual support network. The ladies regularly give each other lifts, or just meet each other for support. We have meetings with inspirational speakers, meals out and walks to the pub.

Useful Links

Download a handy leaflet with this year’s programme of events:  mu programme 2017

Vist the Mothers’ Union website:

MU St Albans Diocese:

Families First magazine:

What’s On 

Date: What: Time: Where: Action:
Sun 26th Mar Mothering Sunday 10:30 Barn Welcome Julie to MU
Mon 27th Mar Lady Day Service 11:00 St. Mary’s Sawbo See Ruth
Sat 8th Apr New Wine Conference 09:30 Milton  
Thu 13th Apr Maundy Thursday Meal TBA Barn Help required
Sun 30th Apr Parish Breakfast 09:00 Barn Help required
Wed 18th May Pub River Walk 11:00 TBA Date in diary
  Pub River Walk 19:00 TBA Date in diary
Sun 27th Aug Cake Stall 12:00 Barn Kids’ baking competition
Sat 25th Nov Pleshey Retreat 09:30 Pleshey Date in diary