Mothers’ Union/St John’s Friendship Group

The Mother’s Union is made up from a wide age range and is dedicated to Christian family life.  During 1998, the branch celebrated its centenary with the theme ‘All my hope on God is founded’, and is well placed to go forward for another 100 years.

Numerous events throughout the year ensure that there is something for everyone.  Speakers  cover various subjects such as: the Social Policy Officer for the Diocese, ‘A Day at the Palace’, ‘My Life as a Magistrate in Bath’ to name but a few.

Money is raised to help the work of The Mothers’ Union Worldwide, together with many other Mothers’ Union Projects and we support The Children’s Society.

Meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month in the Church Hall at 2.30 p.m., enabling Mums with children at school to come and join us before they collect them.  On the first Tuesday of the month at 2.45 p.m. there is a short 15 minutes of refreshing, quiet prayer in the Lady Chapel.

New members are always most welcome.

Please contact the Branch Leader care of our Parish Office


At our July 2022 meeting, members met to discuss whether to:

  1. Continue as a Mothers Union Group
  2. Continue outside of the Mother Union under a new name
  3. To disband.


The meeting opened with prayers.

The  group consists of 9 members, having welcomed Mrs Janet Winter recently.

After  a  discussion,  with  everyone offering their thoughts and feelings, a vote was taken.

The outcome was 8 votes to 1 to cease being a Mothers Union Group.

9 votes were cast to continue with a monthly meeting under a new title.

After a discussion with Father Guy, he gave the group his blessing to continue in its new capacity.


The  group  is  to be named “St Johns Friendship Group”.  It will continue to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:30pm in the Church Hall and will follow its present programme until the New Year.  Membership is £5 a year, from September.


SEPTEMBER’S MEETING – 12 noon Eucharist in Church

This will be followed by lunch at Wetherspoons in the town.


OCTOBER MEETING – Father Guy will be speaking on a subject of his choice.


It would be truly wonderful if any male or female would like to come along and together, share these activities.

Remember, this is a new adventure for all of us!


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