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.

June 4th Emili Lowery - Children's and Families Missioner 

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

May MU report for Website and June SJN

The MU Quiet day led by Bishop Anne on 2nd May at the Trinity Centre was inspirational and much appreciated by those who attended.

The MU outing on the 8th May saw a group of 31 members and friends travel to Leicester in absolutely glorious weather. We were dropped off in the ‘Old Town’ and I believe most of us went to visit the excellent Richard III exhibition and the lovely cathedral. The Medieval Guildhall (well worth a visit for those returning to re-use their Richard III entrance ticket in the next 12 months) was next door to the cathedral. Others ventured farther afield, the Castle Gardens, Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens, Leicester Corn Exchange, the Town Hall and plenty more places were visited.

The evening group enjoyed a discussion led by Hazel and Rita looking at the origins of MU, with a MCQ quiz about Mary Sumner and her life, the present day and the various activities that MU is involved with across the world and thoughts about the future of MU. Lovely refreshments were provided by Gini.

Next Meetings:

June 4th 1.45 Langley Room ‘Emili Lowery: Children and Families Missioner’

June 11th 8.00 Roughley Suite ‘Ros McCarthy: Leprosy Mission’

June 20th 10.30 Church ‘Corporate Communion’

June 24th 10.00 Church ‘Enrolment of new members’

All Welcome

Forthcoming Events

9th July 19.00 Evening meeting: Gusto Mere Green TBC

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

18th August 10.00-14.00 Craft Fayre St James’ Centre

                                             Diocese Newsletter - please click on link below

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

    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