St. Mary's church, Yate branch
to the Yate Branch of the
the worldwide organisation helping to provide
Christian care for families everywhere.
Our aims and objectives:
To promote and support married life
To encourage parents in their role to develop the faith of their children
To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service
To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children
To help those whose family life has met with adversity
Do you think family life is important?
We do! In whatever form that family takes, at home or overseas, we care!
We are a growing, lively Christian group, part of Bristol Diocese and the Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery.
We are open to all, men and women and of any marital status. We are committed to the MU aims through prayer, fund raising and action.
Branch meetings are on the third Thursday of each month, 2:00 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Yate. We have many other events so even if you couldn’t make the meetings you might still like to get involved.
Our founder, Mary Sumner, began the Mothers' Union in 1876. It was not until 1885 that MU began to expand beyond her husband's parish of Old Arlesford, near Winchester.
St. Mary's branch in Yate was started 30 years later in 1915, and celebrated our centenary in 2015.
The Mothers' Union is now a worldwide organisation with over 4 million members.