About The Mothers' Union

About The Mothers’ Union

St John’s has a lively branch of the Mothers’ Union, a world-wide Anglican organisation that provides practical help and advice as well as promoting spiritual development and fellowship. Despite the title, you don’t have to be a woman or a mother to be part of it!

Some of the activities of St John’s members include support for Dumfries Women’s Aid, provision of toiletries and help to people in hospital, participation in a network of prayer and work with the Mothers’ Union in our twin Diocese of Byumba. There is a lively programme of meetings and worship.

Services

Sun 13 Jan: Baptism of the Lord

8.00am Holy Communion (Scottish Liturgy 1970) (Chancel)

9.15am Morning Service (Crichton Memorial Church)

9.15am Matins (Church)

11.00am Sung Eucharist (Ministry of Healing & Prayer, Crèche facilities during the service; Special General Meeting of Congregation re new lighting and Congregational lunch afterwards)

6.00pm Prayers (Rectory) (St Kentigern/Mungo observed)

Mon 14 Jan

7.00pm Tower Project Group Meeting (Rectory)

Tue 15 Jan

5.45pm A Time for Meditation (Meeting Room)

6.30pm Said Eucharist (Scottish Liturgy 1982) (Lady Chapel)

7.10pm for 7.30pm Vestry Meeting (Choir Vestry)

Wed 16 Jan

10.30am Holy Communion (Scottish Liturgy 1970) (Church) followed by refreshments (Hall)

6.30pm + St John’s Choir Rehearsal (Hall)

Thu 17 Jan

10.30am Cake & Questions Discussion Group (Meeting Room)

1.00pm MU Lunch & Speaker: ‘Tales from a Scottish Tower’ (Ann Shukman)

7pm-9pm Tower Bell Practice night (information: bells@stjohnsdumfries.org)

7.00pm Christian Aid Committee Meeting (Meeting Room)

Fri 18 Jan

7.30pm Music in Dumfries: Jamal Aliyer, Cello (Accompanist – James Coleman)

Sun 20 Jan: Epiphany 2

8.00am Eucharist (Scottish Liturgy 1970) (Chancel)

9.15 am Morning Service (Crichton Memorial Church)

9.00am + All Age Communion (Church)

11.00am Sung Eucharist (1982); (Crèche facilities during service; refreshments afterwards)

3.00pm Walk for Prayers for Christian Unity (see posters nearer the time)

6.00pm Evensong

MU Programme 2018 to 2019

2018
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Thursday

20

September*

1.00pm Soup Lunch

Guest Speaker: Susan Neal

‘Mindful Movements-

Something For Everyone!’

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Thursday

18

October

2.30pm Eucharist
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Thursday

15

November*

1.00pm Soup Lunch

Guest Speaker: Rolf Buwert

Tearfund Co-ordinator

Traidcraft/Craft Stall –

Judith Mylne

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Tuesday

20

November

12noon Mothers’ Union Regional Rally

St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas

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Thursday

6

December

2.30pm Christmas Eucharist
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Thursday

20

December

1.00pm Christmas Party – venue tbc
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* Raffle in aid of MU’s Funds

2019
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Thursday

17

January*

1.00pm Soup Lunch

Guest Speaker: Ann Shukman

‘Tales from a Scottish Tower’

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Thursday

14

February

2.30pm Eucharist
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Thursday

21

March*

1.00pm Soup Lunch

Guest Speaker: Ann Wren

M.U.L.O.A.

(Mothers’ Union Listening, Observing, Acting)

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Thursday

11

April

2.30pm Eucharist
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Thursday

16

May*

1.00pm Soup Lunch

Guest Speaker: Mhari Hastings

‘Ruthwell Savings Bank Museum’

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June Outing – details in May

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* Raffle in aid of MU’s Funds

Services

Sunday

8.00am Holy Communion (Scottish Liturgy 1970) (Chancel)

9.00am (1st and 3rd Sundays) All-Age Service (Church)

9.15am Morning Service (Crichton Memorial Church)

9.30am (2nd Sunday) Matins (1929) (Church)

11.00am Sung Eucharist (1982) (Crèche facilities during the service; refreshments afterwards) (Church)

6.00pm Evening Service (varies – check notices in church)

7.00pm (5th Sunday) Interweave creative worship (Church)

Tuesday

6.30pm Said Eucharist (1982) (Lady Chapel)

Wednesday

10.30am Holy Communion (Scottish Liturgy 1970) (Church) followed by refreshments (Hall)