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Mothers Union – 141st Anniversary

During the holiday season of August the Mothers Union at St James normally take a break. However, that doesn’t mean they are inactive.

On 9th August 1876 The Mothers Union was founded by Mary Sumner.  A Manchester girl, she met George Sumner, the youngest son of the then Bishop of Winchester,  in Rome whilst finishing her education. some time later they married and settle in Old Alresford near Winchester.

When her daughter had her first child, Mary took the first steps to founding a society for the support of women in their role as mothers. Mary recognised that good parenting was more than providing for the physical needs of the child and she believed that the primary responsibility was to raise children in the love of God.

Mary lived to she her vision become a world wide organisation which continues to support marriage and family life to a diverse cross section of society whether or not you have a church affiliation.

If you would like more information on the work of the Mothers Union here at St James drop us a line on stjamesmilnrow@outlook.com.

In the meantime everyone at St James will be remembering the pioneering  work of Mary Sumner and we will be offering our prayers on 9th August:

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