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
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 Programme
Tuesday 11th July 2017
Annual outing – We will be visiting St Mary and All Saints, Sculthorpe. The church has some beautiful stained glass which was produced by the firm William Morris and Co. We will have our Mothers’ Union service in Sculthorpe church followed by a short talk about the windows with pictures of designs from other places with William Morris glass. This will be followed by afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Sculthorpe Mill. The cost will be £8 each for more details contact Felicity telephone 01328 862443.
Saturday 19th August 2017
Summer of Hope – Fakenham Mothers’ Union invite you to a Garden Party. 10:30am – 12:30 at 42 and 44 North Park, Fakenham. To bring hope to families around the world.
We hope you will join us to enjoy scones, tea / coffee and the chance to bring hope this summer to families around the world. Raffle and bring and buy. Reg Charity No:240531. Indoors if wet.
Tuesday 12th September 2017 – Fakenham Parish Church – Trinity Room
Picking up the central Mothers’ Union theme “Faith in Action”. Following a bible Study we will try to answer the question ‘Could you feed a family with just two Food Bank ingredients and 50p’. Come with your ideas for simple recipes. Please bring with you the two Food Bank ingredients your recipe will require which we will donate at the end of the 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