- is the local branch of the world wide Mothers Union.
- is active in the life of Knowle Parish Church and support church activities.
- is friendly and caring to its members
- welcomes everyone; member or visitor, man or woman, married, divorced, or single, whether a parent or not
- holds regular meetings with speakers, meets for prayer and for social events
- supports MU charitable work in the UK and developing countries
- offers Lent and Advent Lunches to the community
- supports the community through various activities
Our theme for 2020: “Building Hope and Confidence”
Funds raised during the year will be split between:
- Away from It All Holidays for families under stress in the UK
- Mothers’ Union Work overseas.
BRANCH MEETINGS 2020
JANUARY 9 Branch AGM and service 2pm in Church, followed by tea and subs collection in the Guild House. Matt Simpson speaking on Building Hope and Confidence – our theme for 2020.
FEBRUARY 13 Geoff Lanham – The Anglican Church in Bolivia.
MARCH 12 Kit and Michael MacLachlan – Life as a priest to the Inuit community of Kugluktuk on the Arctic coast of Canada.
APRIL 9 Sue Ashton – Meditation service for Maundy Thursday.
MAY 14 Kath Ryan – Cakes for Casualties from war torn countries.
JUNE 11 Claire Carter – Passionate about food poverty, food waste and climate change. Founder of www.therealmealdeal.com. exploring the way our lives impact on developing countries.
JULY 9 Polesworth MU to visit Knowle (They will arrive in time for Lunch and leave after our meeting. More details to follow.)
SEPTEMBER 10 Stewart Wallace, KPC Music Minister Composer, conductor of choirs and music examiner for Trinity College London will be playing for us.
OCTOBER 8 Nigel Briggs, Photographer, describes his visit to Bangladesh with Save the Children to a project to provide facilities in villages for mothers and their babies.
NOVEMBER 12 Christian Hughes – Life and work of a Christian Vet in the West Midlands.
DECEMBER 10 Lynda Winnette – Christian symbolism in Art. Meeting will be held in the Guild House.
NATIONAL & DIOCESAN EVENTS
Midday Prayers in Birmingham Cathedral please see our notice sheet for further information.
APRIL 25 Members Meeting at Carrs Lane Centre10.00 for10.30 am start.
MAY 2 Diocesan Festival Service Birmingham Cathedral 11am.
MAY 22 Thy Kingdom Come Service. Coventry Cathedral 2pm. It will also be broadcast live on Facebook.
SEPTEMBER 26 General Meeting in Belfast ICC with a service on Friday 25.
OCTOBER 24 Members Meeting at Carrs Lane Centre 10.00 for 10.30 am start.
JANUARY 15 Wave of Prayer 12-2.00pm in the Guild House bring your lunch and drinks will be provided.
FEBRUARY 26 Ash Wednesday Communion.
MARCH 19 Lent Lunch St. John’s Hall, 12-1.30pm. This will be a ploughman’s with homemade soup followed by coffee or tea and a hot cross bun.
JUNE 20 Strawberry Tea 2-5pm in the Guild House and on the lawns in front of the church.
AUGUST 6 Summer Tea Party in the Guild House 3-4.30pm.
OCTOBER 16 Beetle Drive 7-9pm in the Guild House.
OCTOBER 17 Christmas Card Sale St Johns Hall Foyer 9.30 -12 am.
DECEMBER 3 Advent Lunch in St John’s Hall, 12-1.30pm. This will be a ploughman’s with homemade soup followed by coffee or tea plus a mince pie!
Guild House 2-4pm on 4th Monday of the month.
Love to knit or want to learn, then join us. All ages are very welcome. Wool, patterns and needles available to produce items for the hospitals, shoeboxes or any thing else we may be asked for! Organised by Judy Townsley 01564 774413 and Margaret Pountney 01564 775284
Who can join?
Everyone, man or woman, married, divorced or single, parent or not. Visitors are always welcome to our meetings
To find out more: Locally
Contact secretary Carol Kay firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07742 234417
Diocese of Birmingham
Visit the MU Birmingham website