June 2017

The last month has been quite busy for St. Leonard’s Mothers’ Union!

On 3rd May we held the Whalley Deanery Festival at St. Leonard’s. Over 100 women and some men came together to worship God and to celebrate the work of the Mothers’ Union. It was lovely to see each branch present their banners at the altar (some carried by men) and we thank Tracy Baron for carrying our banner.
Reverend Tracy had put together a beautiful Eucharist service and in her sermon spoke of the importance of giving our children good spiritual food. One of the aims of the Mothers’ Union is to support families and to encourage them in their faith, so it was good to hear Reverend Tracy reminding us of this.

Two of our members, Noreen Turner and Doreen Green, were presented with certificates for 30 years service to the Mothers’ Union. We thank God for them and for the support they have given to St. Leonard’s Mothers’ Union over this time.

We had a collection on the evening and the money given will go to the Mothers’ Union overseas fund to help support those less well off than we are.

The evening was a great success and some of our visitors felt so comfortable they didn’t appear to want to leave!

Many M.U. members and others worked hard to make the evening go so well, so thank must go to all who played a part, it was appreciated by all there.

Our Mystery Trip on 16th May was to All Hallows at Mitton followed by a meal at the Three Fishes.

We had a tour of All Hallows where God has been worshipped since the twelfth century.

Karina Lancaster from All Hallows gave us an interesting tour and talk about the church and some of our members told us about family that used to walk to services there, were baptised there and some have family buried in the grave yard.

All Hallows is well worth a visit. The church is open most days but on the last week end in June there will be display boards up explaining the history of the church and the tower will be open for intrepid visitors to climb up. There is no charge for this!

It was lovely to follow our visit to All Hallows with a meal at the Three Fishes where there was much chat and laughter, a real time of fellowship and fun. A big thank you must go to Edith Critchley and Jean Sutlieff for doing such a wonderful job of organising the whole evening for us.

I hope you enjoy reading about the activities of St. Leonards’ Mothers’ Union and invite any of you who would like to join us to come to any of our meetings. I am sure you will get a warm welcome.


Janet Parker (secretary)


Mothers' Union Notices




Social evening



4th July

22nd August

Day trip

Tea and chat