Mothers’ Union Holy Trinity
The Mothers’ Union is an extension of the Anglican church. It is an organisation of over 3.6 million Christian women and men living in 78 countries around the world maintaining a fellowship united in prayer, worship and service. Our aim and purpose is to demonstrate the Christian faith in action, promoting conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children through the nurture of family in its many forms.
Here at Holy Trinity we meet on the 3rd Wednesday most months in the Parish Centre at 2pm for a prayer time, a short talk related to Christian activities, then a cup of tea and fellowship.
We have a presence in our church school. Along with 4 children for an hour per week (in good weather), we help tend the small planting areas in the school, helping the children to learn about growing, planting and the environment generally. Many of the children in school live in flats and have no access to gardens so this is invaluable for them. We have also established regular refreshments in the Parish Centre for parents and children from the school after they have picked their children up on Fridays. This has proved very popular with families and provides a social opportunity for parents to meet. Some families now attend Café Church. The Parent Support Adviser from school also attends.
The Mothers’ Union co-ordinates Trinity’s annual shoe-box appeal where a considerable number shoe boxes are sent abroad. In July, the Mothers’ Union holds a garden party to raise funds for both the MU and the church. We also knit hats and collect items for the Merseyside Seafarers’ Mission. The MU are also responsible for the purchase of a considerable number of oranges for the very popular Christingle Service which takes place on Christmas Eve in aid of the Children’s Society – a very beneficial collaboration.
Contact Joan Miller, branch leader.