Mothers’ Union

Pakefield Church’s Mothers’ Union meets from 2.00 – 3.30pm in the Church Hall on the third Thursday of each month. They are a friendly group of ladies (although men may also join). Some of them run the monthly Teddy Edward Club in church for babies and pre-school children and their parents. They also host and lead the Living for Life course that we run as part of our marriage preparation course.  


  What better excuse for a tea party than a Coronation and this we celebrated at our meeting on the 18th May with a variety of goodies for your delectation.  Before that, however, Anne led our short service; Psalm 8 and a reading from John 14.  There were some well-known and remembered hymns – ‘Oh God our Help in Ages Past’ and ‘Praise my Soul ‘- and prayers relevant to the occasion.

Joy had a quiz and it wasn’t a surprise that all answers involved kings and queens past and present.  Knowing our history lessons from a lifetime ago, we all got the correct answers.  No prizes this time, just a lot of fun and fellowship.

The Worship Team which organises the services in our church has set aside the 13th August, which is Mary Sumner Day, for the three services held that day to explain how the Mothers’ Union charity works and what we do as members to support it. At each service, our representatives will be responsible to give this worldwide organisation some focus and to make people aware of the many ways this matters. This is a wonderful opportunity for members to be able to give some thought to this so that we can give and support our representatives with relevant information as they act on our behalf.  We can perhaps discuss this in more detail at our next meeting which is on the 15th June when Anna will be our speaker with one of her adventure stories.