All Saints' Branch of the Mothers Union
Welcome to our webpage.
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
|Branch Leader:||Mrs Dorothy Toyn||01992 589781|
|Branch Secretary:||Mrs Rosemary Bolton||01992 589535|
|Branch Treasurer:||Mrs Ann Stephens-Jones||01992 447726|
|Tues 8th January||7pm||AGM 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||7.30pm||English 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 March||9.45 to 2.30pm||Diocesan Spring Sharing Day "Mothers Union listens, Observes, Acts". The Church of St Mary, Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourn, AL3 7 NL|
|Tuesday 12th March||7.30pm||Lent meeting. Janet Bird will lead us in our Lent Reflection. Venue: All Saints' Meeting Room|
|Monday 25th March||Lady Day Service at Stapleford at 7.30pm Lifts available.|
|Saturday 30th March||2pm||Mothering Sunday posy preparation. Venue: 12 Warren Terrace, Bengeo|
|Sun 31st March||10am||Mothering Sunday Service "Make a Mother's Day" - Mothers' Union ethical gift catalogues available from the back of the Church.|
|Tues 9th April||7.30pm||Hertford'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 May||7.30pm||Syrian refugees Kate Hurst and Catherine Henderson will be talking about the challenges faced by refugees. Venue: All Saints' Meeting Room / Memorial Chapel|
|Friday 14th June||1.30 om||Unearth 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 June||9.45-2.30pm||Diocesan Annual Meeting Woolmer Green Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA|
|Saturday 22nd June||1.00-2.00 pm||Wave of Prayer. Our Deanery Wave of Prayer service at Stapleford Church..|
|Friday 19th July||12noon||Lunch 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 September||2.30pm||at 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 October||7.30pm||Malta: A Tiny Island with Mega History Dorothy & Richard Toyn talking about their trip to Malta.
Venue: All Saints' Memorial Chapel
||Tuesday 12th November||7.30pm||Pictures of Hertford
Peter Ruffles presents one of his popular illustrated talks about Hertford. Venue: All Saints' Meeting Room
||Saturday 16th November||9.45 to 2.30pm||Diocesan Autumn Sharing Day St Augustine's Church, Icknield Way, Luton. LU3 2JS
||Sunday 17th November||4-6pm||Messy 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.
||December||Wreath 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 2019||7.30pm||AGM 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!
Back to programme.
How to find us
Information for Hirers
Our Hall is heavily used, but may have just the slot you need.
Can't find something?
Please email us email@example.com (office hours are 10-12 Weds and Sat) or call Jo the Vicar on 01992 584899.