The Parish of Ewenny with St. Brides Major
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The Mothers Union was begun in 1876 by Mary Sumner in Old Alresford, Winchester, and Llandrindod Wells became the first Welsh branch of the Mothers Union that same year. Mrs C Booker started the St. Brides Major Branch in 1891, which is the oldest in the Diocese of Llandaff. Many projects are undertaken such as: providing holidays for families; running child contact centres; supporting women's refuges; organising days out in the summer months; offering financial support to crèches based in prisons; making clothes for premature babies.
The mothers union prayer:
Loving Lord, we thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life. Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world; in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Coffee mornings held on first Tuesday of the month in All Saints Church, Southerndown. Branch Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in St. Brides Major Church Hall. Mothers Union Eucharist at 10.00 am on last Friday of each month at All Saints Church, Southerndown. Membership is open to all who have been baptised and who declare support for the aims and objectives of the Society. Fellowship and prayer are an integral part of the Mothers Union. All welcome.
VARIED EVENINGS, INCLUDING:
Talk on Tutankhamen by John Collier.
Tyann Leonard, Diocesan President, gave a talk on "Spiritual Keep Fit."
Verger Ian Beasley spoke about Llandaff Cathedral.
The Venerable Philip Morris (Archdeacon of Margam and Priest in Charge of The Parish of Ewenny and St. Brides Major) showed the DVD of the Parish trip to Ireland in 2011.
ALSO TRIPS, FOR EXAMPLE:
Day out to Worcester.
New Theatre, Cardiff, to see South Pacific.
AND SPECIAL EVENTS:
Celebratory supper and visit to see Mama Mia in Cardiff, to mark the 120th anniversary of the St. Brides Major Branch of the Mothers Union in January, 2011. This was followed by an Anniversary Festival Service on Monday, 13th June, in St. Bridget's Church, St. Brides Major, in the presence of the Archbishop.
New Year dinner at the Church Hall, St. Brides Major, organised by the members.
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