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.

March 5th- Phil Wilks (Church Leader) Baptist Church - the Ministry

April 9th - Judith Ramble - In her own words

Tuesday 8th May - Outing to be confirmed

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.

 February 12th - Dr Paul Giles - the Bible.

March 12th  - Ruth Loutit -Traidcraft

April 9th - Laurence Parkes - Hamlin Fistula UK - young girls trauma
in childbirth

Tuesday 8th May - Outing to be confirmed

May 14th Rita/Hazel - Activity & discussion

 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

MU - In Mary Sumner's Footsteps January 2018

With the new start time of 13.45, for the afternoon MU group, the first meeting of 2018 got off to a prompt start. It included the usual items of the leader's report, the treasurer's report and AOB. The annual fees were collected plus an additional sum for the Families First magazine, for those who want the printed version throughout the year. If you have a smartphone and are happy to read online then you can download the free app for your copy instead.

We then had our tea or coffee whilst we played 'Mary's game' which when reviewed drove a discussion about current MU issues.

The evening group held their AGM, as well. Much discussion took place on various points, particularly on the changes to our National Constitution, more MU involvement/help at afternoon Baptism services, the Branch Summer Fundraiser and increasing our numbers within the Branch. So much so that we ran out of time to play Mary's game, which we will return to later in the year, and went straight onto the Cheese & wine, as you would expect from the evening group.

A reminder about inviting a friend to the MU Breakfast at The Crown pub on Saturday 3rd February at 10.15am. Invitations are available to hand out, just contact Tina and remember to phone Brenda to let her know if you are coming and how many friends you are bringing on 0121 308 1598.


                                             Mothering Sunday Cake Sale 

Mothers' Union are holding a cake sale on 
Sunday 11th March
 (Mothering Sunday
after the
 10am service in the Church Centre.
Members can you start baking. Please label each cake with what it is and the ingredients, if possible. If you are going to be away we can freeze the cakes before hand, so talk to Gwen. 
All cakes can be bought to the centre before the 10am service. 
Any cakes remaining after the sale will go to St Giles Hospice.Thank you

                                             Diocese Newsletter - please click on link below

http://www.stjameshill.org/February 2018 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
27th February
20th March
24th April
22nd May
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 pre mature 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