Macclesfield Deanery Mothers' Union

2019 Events

St Thomas's Henbury had a craft evening in January making up Easter rabbits etc and have now hung them on the prayer tree in their church for them to be given out to any children attending Easter services. They held a Lent Lunch and charged £5 for three choices of home made soup with a cheese scone followed by home made cakes and tea and coffee. They raised £343 which will be used to purchase "Make a Mothers Day" gifts in memory of all our deceased members. (The picture was taken when all was set up waiting for customers).

Rainow MU Choir
The choir were led by branch leader Eleanor Warrington

2018 Events
Angela Klabou, our speaker, was entertained to a delicious afternoon tea prior to our Macclesfield Deanery Fundraiser. She gave a wonderful talk on the Holy Land. We managed to have members from each branch in the Deanery present.

2017 Events

Henbury St Thomas' Branch 70th birthday celebrations.

Macclesfield Deanery service was combined with Henbury St Thomas' Branch 70th birthday celebrations. Canon Chris Humphries gave the sermon, based on the recent Diocesan Pilgrimage to S. Wales. It involved many snatches/verses of hymns about pilgrimage which the congregation much enjoyed and joined in lustily. Our celebration cake was cut by Lynne Hibbert (who had made it for us) and Di Venn, our two longest serving members - over 30 years each. They are flanked by members who share a special birthday this year with the Branch.

Henbury Branch Outing

22 of us travelled by coach to St Mary's church in Denbigh, where we were greeted by MU members, given a warm welcome, coffee and a tour of the church. We were then offered a choice of things to do - stay in the church and chat, join a local guide on a tour around some of the interesting old houses in the centre of Denbigh, visit a radio museum, or go and see one of the other churches, this time a medieval one.We were very lucky with the weather, no rain that day - but some warm sunshine instead! After these most interesting tours, we all met up at St Mary's again and were served an excellent two course lunch by the MU. Our day finished with a visit to Cai Dai - a 1950's museum- a fascinating place, taking us back to our childhood (well. for most of us...!)

Henbury Branch held their annual Lenten Lunch after a Morning service, serving home-made soup, home-made bread and cakes. A grand total of £293 was raised, which will purchase two £100 Mothers Day virtual gifts and one each of the others in the MUM booklet.