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 18 January at 10.00am
FRIDAY 3 February at 10.00 am
Speaker: Peter Norman
Slides of old Newmarket
Wednesday 15 February at 10.00am
THURSDAY 2 March at 2.00pmWednesday 15 March at 10.00am
FRIDAY 14 April at 10.00 am
Speaker: Lynnette Tonge
Newmarket Community Choir visit to Edinburgh
Wednesday 19 April at 10.00am
THURSDAY 4 May at 2.00pm
Speaker: The Revd David Butcher
Wednesday 17 May at 10.00am
FRIDAY 2 June at 2.00 pm
Afternoon Tea at Heath Court Hotel
Wednesday 21 June at 10.00am
THURSDAY 6 July at 2.00pm
Speaker: from the Air Ambulance team
Wednesday 19 July at 10.00am
FRIDAY 4 August at 10.00 am
Speaker: Ruth Kent
My Holidays in Iceland
Wednesday 16 August at 10.00am
THURSDAY 7 September at 2.00pm
Speaker: Helen Ackroyd from the National Trust
speaking about Anglesey Abbey
Wednesday 20 September at 10.00am
FRIDAY 6 October at 10.00 am
Making Christmas cards for prisoners
FRIDAY 27 October
Branch Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 18 October at 10.00am
No meeting in NovemberWednesday 15 November at 10.00am
THURSDAY 7 December at 12.00 Noon
MU Advent Service
FRIDAY 15 December at 11.00 am (TBC)
Mince Pies and Carols at the home of Mary Reeve
Wednesday 20 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.