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All Saints' Branch of the Mothers Union

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The Mothers' Union is a worldwide charity providing Christian care for families. Click here for an introduction. Further details and literature are available from Dorothy.

The All Saints' branch of the Mothers' Union is closely involved with family activities within the Church and meets once a month to enjoy a variety of talks and visits, all relevant to living with our faith in the everyday life of our homes and families.

Our meetings are usually held in the Church Meeting Room on the second Tuesday beginning at 7.30 p.m. and are open to everyone, both men and women, whether married or not - all are welcome. We are the only remaining branch in Hertford and Ware and welcome members who worship in other parishes or who move into the area.

Lifts can be arranged if needed, please speak to Dorothy or Rosemary

People

Branch Leader:Mrs Dorothy Toyn01992 589781
Branch Secretary:Mrs Rosemary Bolton01992 589535
Branch Treasurer: Mrs Ann Stephens-Jones01992 447726

2019 Programme

Tues 8th January7pmAGM and Planning Meeting Our annual planning meeting and pot luck supper with refreshments and finger buffet food in the Church Meeting Room at 7pm. Please come with good ideas for 2019.
Tuesday 12th February 7.30pmEnglish Women Artists Anne-Marie Parker will share her presentation on Women artists from C17 to C21. In particular, their struggle to gain recognition in the Art World and membership of The Royal Academy.
Venue: All Saints' Memorial Chapel.
25th February - 10th March Fairtrade Fortnight Support Fairtrade by buying these products in your supermarket.
Fri 1st March 10.30 am Women's World Day of Prayer All are welcome to join in this service for the 'World day of Praye'. Venue: St Andrew's Church, Hertford.
Saturday 2nd March9.45 to 2.30pmDiocesan Spring Sharing Day "Mothers Union listens, Observes, Acts". The Church of St Mary, Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourn, AL3 7 NL
Tuesday 12th March 7.30pmLent meeting. Janet Bird will lead us in our Lent Reflection. Venue: All Saints' Meeting Room
Monday 25th MarchLady Day Service at Stapleford at 7.30pm Lifts available.
Saturday 30th March2pmMothering Sunday posy preparation. Venue: 12 Warren Terrace, Bengeo
Sun 31st March10am Mothering Sunday Service "Make a Mother's Day" - Mothers' Union ethical gift catalogues available from the back of the Church.
Tues 9th April7.30pmHertford's Blue Plaques Jean Riddell will tell us about the Blue plaques in Hertford placed of buildings of interest = either architecturally or because of who lived there. Venue: All Saints' Meeting Room
13th - 19th May National Marriage Week UK This year's theme is 'Recipe for a Healthy Marriage'
Monday 20th May7.30pmSyrian refugees Kate Hurst and Catherine Henderson will be talking about the challenges faced by refugees. Venue: All Saints' Meeting Room / Memorial Chapel
Friday 14th June1.30 omUnearth the unusual at Myddleton House Gardens. Come and join us for a stroll around these lovely restored botanist's gardens, with a carp lake, Victorian glasshouse, visitor centre/museum and cafe in Enfield followed by a refreshing cup of tea. Lifts available.
Saturday 15th June9.45-2.30pmDiocesan Annual Meeting Woolmer Green Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA
Saturday 22nd June1.00-2.00 pmWave of Prayer. Our Deanery Wave of Prayer service at Stapleford Church..
Friday 19th July12noonLunch at Hopley's , Much Hadham. Celebrating our Branch and all its Members! Lifts available.
Friday 9th August Mary Sumner Day
August No Branch meeting.
Tuesday 11th September2.30pmat Stapleford. We will be joining the Stapleford Branch to hear Kim Wilkinson speak on the MU Theme for 2019 'Listen, Observe, Act in step with God'. Lifts available.
Tuesday 8th October7.30pmMalta: A Tiny Island with Mega History Dorothy & Richard Toyn talking about their trip to Malta. Venue: All Saints' Memorial Chapel
Tuesday 12th November7.30pmPictures of Hertford Peter Ruffles presents one of his popular illustrated talks about Hertford. Venue: All Saints' Meeting Room
Saturday 16th November9.45 to 2.30pmDiocesan Autumn Sharing Day St Augustine's Church, Icknield Way, Luton. LU3 2JS
Sunday 17th November4-6pmMessy Church St John's Hall. Our MU travelling cribs will be blessed & sent on their journeys from home to home until Christmas Eve. Cribs available to suit all ages. If you would like a crib to come to your home, please let us know.
DecemberWreath Making As part of our preparation for Advent and Christmas we will be making our Christmas wreaths. Venue & date tbc. Bring greenery, secateurs, garden twine and frames as required.
Tuesday 7th January 20197.30pmAGM and Planning Meeting Our annual planning meeting & pot luck supper with finger buffet food. Please come with good ideas for 2020. Meeting Room.

The Mothers Union

The Mothers Union is a world-wide organisation within the Anglican Church. There are 4 million members in 84 countries around the world, 122,000 of them in the UK alone. Its purpose is to be especially concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian family life.

Through Action and Outreach, the M.U. reaches the wider community. Prison visiting, running parenting groups, providing 'Away from it all' holidays for needy families, and running family Contact Centres to enable estranged parents to visit their children following relationship breakdowns, are just some of the ways the M.U. is achieving its aims.

Members pray regularly for their overseas contemporaries. An overseas fund supports projects in needy parts of the world. The M.U. recently received three-quarters of a million pounds from Comic Relief, to help extend and develop its literacy and development programme in Burundi, Maiawi, and the Sudan. Women are being taught to read and write, allowing them to have increased confidence and control over every aspect of their lives, to the benefit of their families and the wider community.

Closer to home, we at All Saints have had many interesting and memorable speakers and visits over the last fifteen years. The Mothers Union banner stands resplendent next to the children's altar; on two occasions we have been able to give it an outing as it joined a sea of banners parading through St. Albans Abbey, at M.U. Diocesan Festivals.

The numerous speakers, both 'home grown' and from further afield have provided us with a diversity of talks over the years, from seasonal meditations, to far flung corners of the globe, our meetings have catered for all ages tastes and needs. Our annual programme is on the blue notice board at the back of church (or on our web page). Copies are available to take home. Please join us regularly or on an occasional basis if a specific topic is of interest to you. Either way, you will be very welcome!

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Our Hall is heavily used, but may have just the slot you need.

Find out more about the hall and look at the hall diary before making a provisional booking.

Can't find something?

Please email us admin@allsaintshertford.org (office hours are 10-12 Tues and Sat) or call Jo the Vicar on 01992 584899.