Mothers Union



The Shottery Branch of the Mother’s Union is affiliated to the World Wide Society through membership of the Coventry Diocese. Full details can be seen on their website for those interested.

To summarise, the aim of M.U. is the advancement of the Christian Religion in the sphere of marriage and family life, and the Objects are:-

  • To uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage.
  • To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church.
  • To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
  • To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
  • To help those whose family life has met with adversity.


World wide this can mean anything from running groups on Parenting Skills in urban areas to Literacy Projects in the developing world but in all our work the focus is Prayer.


Here in Shottery our activities are rather more modest.

We meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of very month at 2pm except August, in our Parish Centre.      Next meeting -

13th November, 2 p.m. - Talk by Carole Taylor - “The History of St. Andrew’s Church”;   followed by the “Memories are Made of This Singers.”


All are welcome.

(Please refer to Searchlight for more information about these meetings)

Link to Coventry Mothers'Union


Most meetings start with a short form of worship, led by the branch leader, notices of coming events and a talk. These can be on an M.U. related topic such as working with children in church, or hearing from a church member who has been volunteering abroad or learning more about other like minded local organisations. Many of these talks lead to some lively discussion. This is followed by the obligatory cuppa and a chance to chat.


We are called on from time to time to make the refreshments for special services, such as the annual ‘Time to Remember’ and also several of our members help with Young travellers on Sunday mornings.


New members are always welcome and there is no requirement to attend meetings, although this is where the fun and fellowship is. Some members join just to be kept informed and receive the magazines or to join in a prayer chain.


All our meetings are open to visitors of both sexes without obligation, but it is hoped that anyone interested enough to visit 2 or 3 times a year will eventually make the commitment to join us.

Deanery Festival held at St. Andrew's on 30th September 2010:                   Photos of this event

On Saturday August 9th Shottery Mother’s Union celebrated Mary Sumner’s Day with a special Eucharist let by their Vicar, Rev James Warren, who gave a well researched and inspirational sermon. The photo, taken after the obligatory coffee and cakes in the Parish Centre, show the Reverend James with trustee Gill Guildford, who read one of the lessons, and members of the committee.
Please contact Corinne Richardson, Branch Leader, through the Parish Office.