Nantwich Deanery Mothers' Union
2017 Events

Long Service Award

Wendy Simpson, Nantwich Diocesan member, was presented with a long service certificate for 36 years after Wistaston Branch had a Carol and Readings service.

St Mary's Nantwich Celebration

In September, St Mary’s Nantwich Branch celebrated their 125th anniversary with a Deanery Service and Celebration Tea and the awarding of long service certificates to ten members. The service started with a procession of banners and ended with a rousing hymn, sending members out into the world to continue their work. Viv Ley, Diocesan President, awarded the certificates and cut the cakes and a member of 50 years, Ellen Matthews, gave a short talk about her experience of Mothers' Union. Those receiving certificates were Nora Bartlett (70Years). Bobbyanne Rutter (65), Lynne Marsh (45), Mary Docksey (40), Moira Smith Palmer (40), Jill Crawford (35), Audrey Foster (35), Josie Long (35), Eva Usher (30) and Dorothy Relton (25). Nantwich tied with St Barnabas Crewe as the oldest branch in Chester Diocese.

Nantwich Deanery Lady Day Service

Nantwich Deanery celebrated the Lady Day Service this year at St Barnabas Church in Crewe. All the other branches in the Deanery were represented and many of the regular congregation shared in our worship. The memorable service in this beautiful church was conducted by Father Powell and was followed by a Bring and Share lunch in the Church Hall. Members requested that the collection, to which the church added the following Sunday's collection, was donated to the South Sudan appeal, through Mothers' Union.
St Barnabas, which opened for worship in 1886, has the oldest Mothers' Union branch in the Chester Diocese; it celebrates its 125th Anniversary this year.
From left to right in the photograph are: Wendy Sykes, Macclesfield Archdeaconry President; Margaret Smallman, Nantwich Deanery Leader; Vivien Ley, Diocesan President; Janice Kelly, St Barnabas Branch Leader and Father Powell, Priest at St Barnabas.

2016 Events
Nantwich Deanery held their Lady Day Service on Wednesday 20th April and were pleased that Diocesan President Vivien Ley joined them. They were also celebrating 100 years of Shavington St. Marks Mothers' Union Branch.

2015 Events

St Mary's Wistaston, Crewe
Jenny Hall was recently commissioned as Branch Leader and two new members, Jean Watson and Marian Carter, were admitted at the service at St Mary's on February 4th, 2015. Betty Russell was also welcomed, having transferred from Bangor Diocese. The service was well attended and supported by other members from the Deanery. Pictured L-R are: Marian, Jenny, Revd Mike Turnbull (an MU member), Jean and Betty.