The Mothers Union is a Worldwide Organisation, set up in 1876 as “the Union of Mothers” by Mary Sumner, wife of the Rector of the parish of Old Alresford. Mary was passionate about transforming the home-lives of parish families by helping the women to support one another in raising their children. Mary’s meetings started at a very local level and she would marvel at how widespread and successful Mothers Union is now. Marriage and family life remain at the core of the Mothers Union, but there is much more besides. We have branches around the world, many of whom need our support and who in turn are enabled to help themselves and others through education, hygiene, family planning, supporting women who are abused or whose husbands are in prison, and even how to grow crops and earn a living.
The Escrick branch was formed in 1997 and has had a steady membership ever since. We meet on the second Wednesday evening of the month around the parishes of our members, here in Escrick, but also Naburn, Skipwith, Barlby and North Duffield. We are part of the Selby Deanery in the Diocese of York and support events around the area. These may be celebration services or fund raising events. Afternoon teas are great favourites in the summer months. We have speakers at some of our meetings, all of whom have inspirational stories to tell about how they have felt that God has been guiding them to make a difference. If you would like to know more about Mothers Union and the stunning projects they carry out, please go to their website and explore: www.mothersunion.org If you would like to learn more about the Escrick Branch, please get in touch with Pamela Yates, branch leader email: [email protected]