Mothers’ Union

The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation which has been supporting mothers and families worldwide for over 140 years. Started by its founder Mary Sumner in 1876, the charity now has over 4 million members in 84 countries. 

St Mary, Newmarket hosts a local branch of the Mothers’ Union which meets regularly in the church with a Corporate Communion service on the third Wednesday of every month and branch meetings on the first Thursday or Friday of most months alternating between morning and afternoon times to which all are welcome.


All meetings are in St Mary’s church. Thursday meetings begin with a short service.

No meeting in JanuaryWednesday 17 January at 10.00am
FRIDAY 2 February at 10.00 am
Speaker from St Nicholas Hospice
Wednesday 21 February at 10.00am
THURSDAY 7 March at 2.00pm
Speaker: Peter Norman
Wednesday 20 March at 10.00am
FRIDAY 5 April
Afternoon Tea at Nancy’s
Wednesday 17 April at 10.00am
THURSDAY 2 May at 2.00pm
Speaker: The Revd Caroline Butcher
Wednesday 15 May at 10.00am
100 Year Celebration (details to follow)
Wednesday 19 June at 10.00am
THURSDAY 4 July at 2.00pm
Speaker: Fr Max Drinkwater
Wednesday 17 July at 10.00am
FRIDAY 2 August at 10.00 am
Favourite Hymns
Wednesday 21 August at 10.00am
THURSDAY 5 September at 2.00pm
Speaker: The Revd Susan Taylor (Kagesa)
Wednesday 18 September at 10.00am
FRIDAY 4 October at 10.00 am
Speaker: Aimee Hockley-Righton (Racing Welfare)
Wednesday 16 October at 10.00am
FRIDAY 1 November
Branch Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 20 November at 10.00am
THURSDAY 5 December at 12.00 Noon
MU Advent Service
Wednesday 18 December at 10.00am

Branch Leaders: Elizabeth Longford & Deirdre Grosvenor
Branch Secretary: Ruth Kent

To find out more about our local branch, please email us

To find out more about the work of the Mothers’ Union worldwide, please click on the logo below.