Saint Edmund, Downham Market, Norfolk

 Mothers' Union [MU]

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ABOUT THE MOTHERS' UNION
The Mothers' Union is a Christian organisation with more than a million members in 70 countries. The main objectives are :

(a) Supporting and promoting marriage.
(b) Encouraging parents in their role to develop the faith of their children.
(c) Maintaining a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
(d) Promoting conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.
(e) Supporting families facing adversity.

BRANCH MEETINGS
Our Branch meets in the Church Hall on the 3RD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH at 2pm.

We have around 20 members, and are a friendly group. Each month we usually have a speaker or we sometimes enjoy a trip out. We are happy to arrange transport for our members if needed.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
We hold two Coffee mornings each year in the Town Hall, and the Deanary M.U. Advent Service. We celebrate the annual 'Women's World Day of Prayer' together with member churches of 'Downham Market & District Churches Together' St. Dominic's Catholic Church, The Salvation Army, DMkt Methodist Church, DMkt Christian Fellowship and St. Mary's Parish Church, Wimbotsham, each hosting the Service in turn.

NEW MEMBERS

New members are always welcome, including from other parishes within the District which no longer have a branch of their own.


A 
Branch visit to Ely Cathedral, with Mrs Dorothy Matthews, a long-time member of the Cathedral Broderers Guild (who has since died).
A Branch visit to Ely Cathedral, with Mrs Dorothy Matthews, a long-time member of the Cathedral Broderers Guild (who has since died).

Branch visit to Ely Cathedral
in the Lady Chapel
Branch visit to Ely Cathedral in the Lady Chapel