We have a Mothers' Union branch at St James'.

Come along to one of our meetings or contact us, and see how we support
family life with its joys and difficulties, 
you can either be
a parent or not
married or not
grandparent's or not
male or femal

 MU Programme information for 2018

The Daytime Group meet on the 1st Monday of the month at 13.45
in the Langley Room in the Church Centre.

July 2nd Carolyn Cornfield - Healing & Wholeness in all their truth

August 18th Craft & Gift Fair fundraiser 10am - 2pm in the Church Centre



Sept 3rd To be confirmed

Oct 1st Eureka Drayton - Prayer ministry of the MU

Nov 5th Jackie Brocklebank - Diocesan President - Discussion

Dec 3rd Carols, Readings & Mince pies (£2.00 Secret Santa) 

The Evening Group meet, on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 8pm
in the Roughley Suite, in the Church Centre.

 June 11th Ros McCarthy - Leprosy Mission

August 18th Craft & Gift Fair fundraiser 10am - 2pm in Church Centre

Sept 10th Tina/Sue Cutler - Activity & discussion

Oct 8th Lorraine Davis - Waitrose & food waste

Oct 29th Planning meeting for 2019 7.30pm at Brenda's house

Nov 12th Jackie Brocklebank Diocesan President - Discussion

Dec 10th Carols, Readings and Mince pies - venue to be confirmed   

Full programme for 2018 is on the Notice Board in Church.

Click link below for the full programme 

http://www.stjameshill.org/Programme 2018.pdf 

Branch report

In Mary Sumner's Footsteps.

In June the afternoon Mothers' Union group had a speaker, Dr Peter Harris, a Mothers' Union member himself, talking about 'HfT', 'Help for Tanzania'. Peter was born in Tanzania, coming to the UK when he was 12 to complete his education. He worked as an anesthetist at Derby Hospital before he retired. Peter became involved with the charity in order to give something back to the country he was born in. The charity promotes Christianity and education of primary aged children and of pastors. An interesting speaker, he had a large selection of slides to illustrate his talk.

We were also pleased to welcome two guests to the meeting and we hope that they may decide to become members.

The evening group had a very informative talk from the Leprosy Mission. Ros explained that this was a disease that was still in evidence today, due to poor hygiene conditions, and not just from Biblical times. They work in over 40 countries, treating people in hospitals & rehabilitation centres & educating villages to try to overcome the stigma associated with Leprosy, there fundraising relies on churches & groups to make donations.

A reminder that Tombola prizes are needed for the Craft Fair in August, please consider buying something & giving it to Tina or Gini in church.

Tickets are available (£10) from Lynn Penny for the Summer Meal on 28th July at 12.30 at All Saints Church. This will be the last opportunity for you to say goodbye to Revd. Matthew Rhodes (MU Chaplain) who is moving onto another Parish in the Diocese of Sheffield.

Please support this Birmingham MU fundraiser.

If you would like more information on becoming an MU Trustee ask Tina for information.

Families First magazine is an MU publication if you would like to see a copy please take one from the porch in church. If you already have it delivered look out for information in the July/August magazine that will tell you of the new arrangements for paying your subs. If you are interested in becoming a new subscriber please see Tina.

Please see the MU notice board, in church, for details on these and other events.

All Welcome

Forthcoming Events

9th July 19.00pm Evening meeting: Gusto Mere Green TBC

28th July 12.30pm Summer Lunch at All Saints, Four Oaks. 3-course meal and entertainment. Tickets £10 from the MU Office.

18th August 10.00am-2.00pm Craft Fayre St James' Centre

                                             Diocese Newsletter - please click on link below

http://www.stjameshill.org/MUNewsletterApril2018 .pdf      

http://www./www.stjameshill.org/June2018 eNewsletter.pdf  

                                                                         Knit & Natter

If you like knitting and enjoy a natter. Mothers' Union Outreach would like to invite you to attend a once a month knitters get together to make premature baby garments, Twiddle Mufflers, incubator blankets, etc. for the Birmingham Maternity Hospitals and Residential homes.

Venue: The Foyer, St. James Church Centre.

Time: 11am

 Date: the next meetings in 2018 are on Tuesday

26th June
24th July
No August meeting
25th September
23rd October

For details contact: Brenda Daish on 0121 308 1598
(Patterns & wool provided)


 Busy Hands Quilters - a MU project

Meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month 
at 2pm in the Roughley Suite at the Church Centre
Fabrics provided.

Making fiddle/activity quilts, to be given to Good Hope Hospital, for those living with Dementia.

 If you enjoy sewing and would like to be involved in this group
give Gwen a ring.
Materials will be provided, however, you will work at home
and at your own pace. Open to everyone, not just MU members.
Contact Gwen for more details 0121 308 6691



Mother's Union has a growing membership of 4 million Women & men,
in over 80 countries worldwide. Working together to support families.

St James, Hill  Mother's Union are a friendly group of ladies and men
and are involved in the following projects: 

  • Worldwide projects - overseas development, provide networks to support
    and empower women to tackle their family poverty
  • Baby projects - knitting blankets, cribs and garments for premature babies
  • Assist Midwives- with knitted breasts
  • Knit teddies to send to children in need of comfort
  • Campaigning for justice - we campaign locally, nationally and internationally
    for social justice
  • Helping to support the vulnerable and marginalise -
    supplying clothes, food and household goods
  • Parenting Groups -Birmingham MU has volunteer parenting facilitators,
    trained to national standards
  • Women's Aid projects
  • Prison projects - MU volunteers work in Birmingham Prison and Swinfen Hall Young Offenders Institute providing crèches to help visiting families

  • Holidays 'Away from it all' - we help fund holidays or away days for lone parents, those living in refuges and inner city holiday clubs.


    Long Service Awards July 2018

  • MU Breakfast Feb 2018

Wave of Prayer 2018


MU Long service awards July 2017




MU Summer Outing July 2017

Photos from June 2015

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                                                  Wave of Prayer 2017

Contact details Gini Ursell 0121 308 1725