The Mothers’ Union in Fakenham is part of the worldwide Mothers’ Union. We are a Christian organisation concerned with all that affects family life. In Fakenham we have afternoon and occasional evening meetings.
Members are part of the regular Sunday worship as leaders, readers, intercessors and helping with Young Church and Youth work. We are involved with Stepping Stones, Messy Church and numerous other Church activities. We provide Worship and Story sacks for younger children to use during Sunday morning services.
For baptisms in the main morning Sunday service the Mothers’ Union provides a cake with the child’s name on, this is a time of celebration for everyone.
We also give a gift to the teenagers of the church who are leaving us to go to University or onto further education to show our support for their futures.
We also raise money for other Mothers’ Union funds distributed by our head office at Mary Sumner House.
Forthcoming Meetings and Events 2017/18
Mothers’ Union meetings are open to all. You do not have to be a member of the MU to attend meetings and support our work. Our afternoon meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month and start at 2.00pm with our time of worship in the side chapel of the Parish Church before moving to the comfort of the Trinity Room. We have occasional Evening meetings. These start at 7.30pm and are not always in the Trinity Room.
Mothers’ Union 2017/2018 Programme
12th December 2017 – Today we will meet at the Rectory. a time to lay aside the busyness of Christmas preparations and reflect on the real coming of Christ. Followed by tea. All welcome.
9th January 2018 – Our Epiphany Party.
13th February – A Mary Sumner Game.
13th March – The Annual Goats’ Lunch.
1oth April – Mothers’ Union film “Home”.
8th May – A walk/ride & tea at Sandringham.
12th June – Following in Mary Sumner’s Footsteps.
10th July – An evening Glass Painting.
14th August – Our Mary Sumner Fund raiser. a Coffee/Tea & Scone morning.
11th September – Church Quiz and AGM.
9th October – The Diocesan Festival Service.
13th November – Making tree decorations for Christmas Tree Festival.
12th December Wednesday – Tea, mincepies and carols.
We love to welcome visitors so please join us at any meeting.
Our corporate Communion is on the third Thursday of every month at 9.30am, and we stay for coffee afterwards.
To learn more about the work of the Mother’s Union in the Diocese of Norwich go to www.youtube.com/user/MUNorwich and see our video Not just tea and cakes!
Felicity Randall is the Mothers’ Union leader. If you would like more information on what we do, or feel that you might like to join us and learn more about who we are contact Felicity: Telephone 01328 862443