Ladies Group & Mothers’ Union News & Programme

We are coming to the end of our current programmes, and are in the process of planning new ones, which will start in September. If you would like a copy of either programme (or both!) please contact Linda on 01943 863715, or via the Parish Office.

Mothers’ Union News

The culmination of the Mothers’ Union’s 120th Birthday in Burley-in-Wharfedale took place at the Sunday morning services on May 13th with a ceremonial parade of the Mothers’ Union banner with handover to the Vicar confirming its Christian origin.

In conclusion to Alastair’s presentation, he asked MU members present to stand up and suggested that congregation members find out why they had joined Mothers’ Union while having refreshments at end of the service.

Here are a couple of the reasons why…..

“I became a member of the MU because it supports women & families especially those overseas in prayer worship & service.”

“It is a Christian organisation and provided me as a young mother the opportunity to meet up with like-minded women to hear interesting talks .”

Long-serving MU member, Pat Emmel, in presenting the prayers of intercession thanked God for the privilege of belonging to a world wide group of Christians concerned with marriage and family life and asked help to maintain their commitment to the work of the MU.

In her prayer for those coping with difficulty at home and abroad she made special mention of our link with the Dioceses in Nigeria, Lesotho, Solomon Islands and Rwanda, where work to improve the roles and education of women and girls is helping them maintain a stable family life.

She concluded with a recitation of  Mary Sumner’s Prayer:

All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee;
and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak,
the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.

Joyce Russell


Ladies Group News

Our last gathering before the summer break is as always our June Dinner. Please note that the venue has been changed to BISTRO PIERRE in Ilkley. Our booking is for 7.30pm on 14th June. We can choose from a fixed price menu, £15.95 for two courses.

Sue Overend (Tel.No. 01943 968248) would wish to have all numbers confirmed, and a deposit of £5 per person paid,by 7th June, also if possible your choice of meal. Most of us will have settled this at the A.G.M.

We next meet in September, in church.

Hopefully we shall all enjoy a glorious summer.

Lynne Robinson


MU Afternoon Meetings

All meetings at 2pm in St Mary’s Parish Centre unless shown otherwise.


13th ‘Memory Box’

4th(Weds) Strawberry Teas – St Mary’s Parish Centre
11th AGM

9th Mary Sumner Day