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 9 Dec: Advent 2

8.00am Eucharist (Scottish Liturgy 1970) (Chancel)

9.15 am Morning Service (Crichton Memorial Church)

9.30am Matins

11.00am Sung Eucharist (1982) (Crèche facilities, Children’s Church and Youth@11 during the service; Fairtrade Stall afterwards)

6.00pm Carols for Advent. We will be joined by the Most Revd Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Refreshments afterwards.

Tue 11 Dec

10.15am -11.30am Nurseries’ Christmas Party (Hall )

5.45pm A Time for Meditation (Meeting Room)

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

7.30pm Dumfries & District Flower Club (Hall)

Wed 12 Dec

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

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

Thu 13 Dec

9.30am + Malory House Nursery Christmas Party (Hall)

10.30am Cake & Questions Discussion Group (Meeting Room)

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

Fri 14 Dec

12noon -1.30pm Friday Soup Lunches in aid of First Base Foodbank: Soup, filled roll, tea/coffee; suggested min donation of £3.50(adults); £2 (children), including Christmas Sales Table & drawing of the Christmas Hamper Bag (1pm)

7.30pm+ Children’s Mystery Evening Christmas Party (Hall)

Sat15 Dec

7.00pm Dumfries Choral Christmas Charity Concert in aid of Soul Soup (mental health support for 12-25 year olds); Tickets from Midsteeple or on door; Fairtrade Stall.

Sun 16 Dec: Advent 3

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

9.15am Morning Service (Crichton Memorial Church)

9.00am+ All Age Service (Church)

11.00am Sung Eucharist (Crèche facilities during the service; refreshments and Fairtrade Stall afterwards)

6.00pm Evensong (Church)

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)